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Houchin Community Blood Bank provides COVID-19 antibody tests with each blood donation

Posted at 2:40 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 18:26:33-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Houchin Community Bloodbank will give free COVID-19 antibody tests with each blood, platelet or plasma donation.

To make sure donors, employees and blood donations are safe, protective guidelines are in place, masks are required of both employees and donors, social distancing and increased sanitation best practices.

Donors are required to be symptom-free for at least 14 days and pass all donor eligibility requirements.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood at Houchin Community Blood Bank, platelets or plasma, visit