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COVID-19 Antibody Testing at Donor Centers
September 14, 2020 - October 3, 2020
This has been a difficult year. At Kentucky Blood Center, we know there is a way to help: through the donation of blood and blood products–including convalescent plasma (CCP), used in the treatment of patients critically ill with COVID-19.
To help meet the rising demand for CCP, KBC will test all volunteer donations made in any of our six donation centers from September 14 – October 3 for COVID-19 antibodies. Donors will be notified of their antibody status via their donor portal within 7-10 days of their donation. Testing will not be done on autologous, therapeutic or directed donations.
Plasma derived from donations that test positive for the COVID-19 antibody could be designated as convalescent plasma and used to treat patients fighting COVID-19 at one of our partner hospitals. In addition, those with positive test results may be contacted regarding future convalescent plasma donations by our team.
- For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
- To learn more about the antibody test being used, click here.
- Once you have donated blood, your test results will only be available through the KBC donor portal. Click here for instructions on how to set up your account (this information will also be emailed to you following your donation). Click here to view a video on how to setup your donor portal account.
To schedule an appointment, please click on the donor center where you’d like to donate:
3130 Maple Leaf Dr.
Lexington, KY 40509
|Beaumont Donor Center
3121 Beaumont Centre Circle
Lexington, KY 40513
|Hillview Donor Center
5406 Antle Drive
|Middletown Donor Center
12905 Shelbyville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40243
|Pikeville Donor Center
472 S Mayo Trail
Pikeville, KY 41501
Somerset Donor Center
10 Stonegate Centre (Stoplight 16A)
Somerset, KY 42503
To schedule your appointment over the phone, please call 1-800-775-2522.
Call Center Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.