Recognizing the urgent need for blood and platelets in response to COVID-19 and the desire for local antibody testing, Vitalant will be offering free COVID-19 antibody testing for donors at their upcoming blood drive.
During the drive they will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to their donors.
This testing will provide critical insight into whether donors may have possibly been exposed to this coronavirus.
Vitalant will be in Susanville July 28th, 29th and 30th for a blood drive at Susanville Community LDS Church, 905 Richmond Road.
On July 28th the drive will be open from 12:00p.m. until 6:00. On July 29th donations will be taken between 8:30a.m. and 4:30p.m.
The drive will be accepting donors on July 30th from 8:30a.m. until 12:30p.m.
How is Vitalant Keeping Staff and Donors Safe?
- Temperature checks – you must be under 99.5 F at check-in
- Social distancing
- Continuous sanitation
- Masks required by staff and donors
Vitalant has more information on their website including eligibility information and information about protecting donors, staff, coordinators, and patients.
For more information you can contact Vitalant at 775-329-6451.