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Donated blood to be tested for antibodies

The Fall Blood Drive is being held at the Generations Center on Highland Avenue—two blocks north of Plymouth High School.  It is set for Monday, September 28, with the start time at 11:30 a.m. going to 5:30 p.m.

The Blood Center would like to note that the SARS CoV-2 antibody test, AKA Covid-19 Antibody Test (CAT), will be performed on all blood donations as part of the standard testing. All attempting donors will be notified of results post donation.

The BloodCenter of Wisconsin supplies are used locally in area hospitals and surgical centers. Currently there are some critical supply shortages in several of the eight blood types because of the Covid 19 Virus.

The drive is co-sponsored by the Plymouth Lions and the Plymouth American Legion Post 243 and hosted by the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, a non-profit organization that supplies the blood for use in over 50 Wisconsin hospitals as well as Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, Froederts Children’s Hospital and the Aurora Surgery Center, located right here in Plymouth.

For the summer drive they have set a goal of 48 donations throughout the day — if you are busy you may call and get an appointment go to — bit.ly/plymouthcommunitysep28 or call 1-877-232-4376 and mention the Plymouth Blood Drive.  To help with social distancing, they are strongly recommending all donors schedule an appointment.

It takes roughly an hour to go through the donation process. You need to be healthy, have a driver’s license or a photo ID and the ability to give some medical information.

The last Blood Drive of the year will be Monday, November 23.

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