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North Platte blood drive helps COVID-19 patients

Donating blood can help COVID-19 patients
Donating blood can help COVID-19 patients(Marresa Burke)
Published: Oct. 9, 2020 at 7:51 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -The North Platte Community Playhouse hosted a blood drive where they accepted blood and plasma donations which will help patients battling COVID-19.

Anyone who has tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19 may have anti-bodies present in their blood which can be used in the treatments provided to COVID-19 patients.

Each unit of donated blood is tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Positive antibody results do not confirm infection or immunity to the virus.

The Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness, referred to as a diagnostic test.

Donation appointments can be made by downloading the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

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