OneBlood is testing all blood donations for the COVID-19 antibody. The antibody test is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. Appointments to donate are required. Masks are required to be worn by all blood donors. You may wear your own or we will provide one for you if needed.
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The COVID-19 antibody test is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. COVID-19 antibody testing will be performed in addition to the standard infectious disease testing all blood donations receive.
The COVID-19 antibody is not harmful to you and it is not harmful if transfused to a patient. In fact, it has special lifesaving potential. Studies have shown that by transfusing the plasma from a person who has recovered from the coronavirus, into a patient still fighting the virus, it can help boost the patient’s immune system and potentially help them recover. The treatment is known as, COVID-19 convalescent plasma.
Plasma derived from donations that test positive for the COVID-19 antibody will likely be designated as convalescent plasma. Learn more about convalescent plasma.
Yes, in order to get the COVID-19 antibody test, a complete donation must be given. This test is available to donors that complete a whole blood, platelet or double red blood cell or plasma donation. You do not need to be a current donor with OneBlood to receive the COVID-19 antibody test.
Yes! Your results will be available in the donor portal approximately 48 - 96 hours post-donation. You will need to make sure you provide your email to the phlebotomist during registration so you can activate your account post-donation. If you already have an account you can login with your username and password.
Yes. You must have a successful donation in order to receive COVID-19 antibody results. OneBlood’s standard operating procedure is that only successful donations move on to testing at our laboratory, Creative Testing Solutions. Therefore, if you are unable to complete your donation, the COVID-19 antibody test, as well as all standard infectious disease testing and wellness results, such as cholesterol, will not be performed or provided.
You will be receiving a confirmation letter in the mail from OneBlood regarding your positive COVID-19 antibody test result. Once you receive the letter, please complete the CCP pre-registration process so we can determine your eligibility to become a Convalescent Plasma donor.
OneBlood is using the FDA-authorized Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Vitros® Anti-SARS-CoV2 Total Test.
OneBlood will provide COVID-19 antibody testing on all donations for the foreseeable future.
No. However, OneBlood will be testing for the COVID-19 antibody for the foreseeable future, so you are encouraged to book your next appointment and your donation will be tested at that time.
Within approximately 48 – 96 hours following your donation, you will be able to view the results of your COVID-19 antibody test along with all your wellness information in the donor portal. Creating and activating an account is as easy as 1-2-3.
If you already have an account all you need to do is login using your email and password.
Please note, a positive COVID-19 antibody test does not mean you are immune from COVID-19. A positive test result indicates that the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to fight the coronavirus. The antibodies are not harmful to you and it is not harmful if transfused to a patient. In fact, it has special lifesaving potential.
The top priority of OneBlood is the safety of our donors, team members and blood recipients. Masks are required to be worn by all blood donors. You may wear your own or we will provide one for you if needed. All blood centers are regulated by the FDA and must follow strict guidelines on how they operate. OneBlood meets all FDA guidelines and all team members follow strict safety protocols including:
OneBlood has implemented additional social distancing safety protocols including: