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Give Blood, Learn if You Have COVID-19 Antibodies

When you donate blood at one of the City of Duarte's upcoming blood drives, you will also be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Through our partnership with American Red Cross, all blood, platelet and plasma donations will undergo testing for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to donors. This testing can provide critical insight into whether you may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

To donate and get tested, you must both schedule an appointment and pre-register for a Red Cross RapidPass, as these safety measures will ensure proper physical distancing and rapid service to donors. The blood drives will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Duarte Community Center (1600 Huntington Drive).

Sign up for blood drives on:

  • Friday, September 11

  • Monday, October 26
  • Thursday, November 19

Upon arriving, make sure your mask is on properly–masks are required–and prepare to have your temperature taken with a non-contact thermometer.

Seven to 10 days after your appointment, you will be able to access your antibody test results by signing into the Red Cross Blood Donor App or Red Cross website. Your mini-physical results, including temperature, blood pressure, pulse check and iron levels, will also be available.

The Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness. Keep in mind that positive antibody test results do not confirm whether an individual is currently infected with the virus or has immunity to it. A positive antibody test simply indicates potential exposure to the virus. 

Stick to established safety practices regardless of your test results. Visit our What You Need to Know About COVID-19 webpage for a refresher on how you can protect yourself and others from COVID-19.