Before donated blood is given to a patient, Inova Blood Donor Services has historically tested it for 13 infectious diseases ranging from HIV to Zika. Starting this week, we are adding another test to the lineup: a test for COVID-19 antibodies that could show if a blood donor has had the virus.

If a donor’s blood contains COVID-19 antibodies, he or she may have the opportunity to participate in a convalescent plasma research study.

video still of man in lab coat working with blood vials

See the story by Victoria Sanchez on ABC-7 WJLA.com

Inova Blood Donor Services website

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