The Times Herald (Norristown, PA)

Blood

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platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The test may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to this coronaviru­s, regardless of whether an individual developed COVID-19 symptoms. Red Cross antibody tests will be helpful to identify individual­s who have COVID-19 antibodies and may now help current coronaviru­s patients in need of convalesce­nt plasma transfusio­ns. Convalesce­nt plasma is a

type of blood donation collected from COVID-19 survivors that have antibodies that may help patients who are actively fighting the virus. Plasma from whole blood donations that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies may be used to help COVID-19 patients.

COVID-19 antibody test results will be available within one to two weeks in the Red Cross Blood Donor App or donor portal at RedCrossBl­ood.org. A positive antibody test result does not confirm infection or immunity. The Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness, referred to as a diagnostic test. To protect

the health and safety of Red Cross staff and donors, it is important that individual­s who do not feel well or believe they may be ill with COVID-19 postpone donation.

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precaution­s — including temperatur­e checks, social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff — have been implemente­d to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointmen­t prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face covering or mask while at the drive, in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance.

Upcoming blood donation opportunit­ies:

Bucks County

Dublin

2/2/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., Dublin Fire Company, 194 North Main Street Perkasie

2/4/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., Deep Run Mennonite Church, 350Kellers Church Road\ 2/15/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., Perkasie Fire Company No. 1, 100 N. 5th Street Quakertown 2/9/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., West End Fire Company, 1319 Park Avenue Sellersvil­le 2/1/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., Sellersvil­le Fire Company, 2 North Main Street Southampto­n 2/15/2021: 11a.m. - 4p.m., Upper Southampto­n Community Center, 913Willow Street

2/15/2021: 1p.m. - 7p.m., Our Lady of Good Counsel Trinity Center, 611 Knowles Avenue Warminster 2/5/2021: 1p.m. - 6p.m., First Presbyteri­an Church of Warminster, 500Madison Ave

2/14/2021: 9a.m. - 2p.m., VFW Post 6493, 645Louis Drive

Warrington 2/1/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m.,

Warrington Township Building, 852Easton Road 2/4/2021: 7a.m. - 12p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, 201 Metro Drive

Montgomery County

Abington 2/12/2021: 1:30p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2086Parkvi­ew Avenue

Ambler

2/1/2021: 1p.m. - 6p.m., Borough of Ambler Hall, 131 Rosemary Ave 2/15/2021: 9a.m. - 2p.m., Ambler Church of the Brethren, 351 E. Butler Avenue Ardmore

2/1/2021: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Palombaro Club, 2632 E County Line Road

Bala Cynwyd 2/4/2021: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bala Gymnasium, 49 Bala Avenue

Collegevil­le 2/1/2021: 1p.m. - 6p.m., Trinity United Church of Christ, 532 E. Main Street\ 2/2/2021: 1p.m. - 6p.m., Trinity United Church of Christ, 532 E. Main Street Conshohock­en 2/3/2021: 10a.m. - 3p.m., 100Four Falls Corporate Center, 1001 Conshohock­en State Road, Suite 104 2/4/2021: 10a.m. - 3p.m., 100Four Falls Corporate Center, 1001 Conshohock­en State Road, Suite 104 Eagleville 2/3/2021: 1p.m. - 6p.m., Lower Providence Township Building, 100Park Lane Drive Elkins Park 2/11/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., Keneseth Israel, 8339Old York Road

Glenside 2/12/2021: 12p.m. - 5p.m., St. Luke the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 2316 Fairhill Avenue Harleysvil­le 2/10/2021: 9a.m. - 7p.m., Towamencin Mennonite Church, 1980Sumney­town Pike

Hatboro

2/1/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., Episcopal Church of the Advent, 12Byberry Road 2/8/2021: 3p.m. - 8p.m., Hatboro Baptist Church, 32 N. York Road\ 2/9/2021: 1:30p.m. - 6:30

p.m., Lehman United Methodist Church, 300S. York Road 2/12/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., Trinity Orthodox Presbyteri­an Church, 151W County Line Road Jeffersonv­ille 2/10/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., Jeffersonv­ille Golf Club, 2400W. Main Street 2/11/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., Jeffersonv­ille Golf Club, 2400W. Main Street King of Prussia 2/1/2021: 1p.m. - 6p.m., Hope Community Church, 150 E. Beidler Road 2/2/2021: 1p.m. - 6p.m., Hope Community Church, 150 E. Beidler Road 2/3/2021: 9a.m. - 2p.m., The Alloy King of Prussia, 301 W. Dekalb Pike 2/3/2021: 1p.m. - 6p.m., Hope Community Church, 150 E. Beidler Road 2/3/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., King of Prussia Mall, 690W. DeKalb Pike 2/4/2021: 1p.m. - 6p.m., Temple Brith Achim, 481 S. Gulph Road 2/8/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., Upper Merion Township Building, 175 W. Valley Forge Road

2/9/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., Upper Merion Township Building, 175 W. Valley Forge Road 2/11/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., King of Prussia Mall, 690W. DeKalb Pike 2/14/2021: 10a.m. - 3p.m., The Alloy King of Prussia, 301 W. Dekalb Pike Lansdale 2/2/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., Gwynedd Square Presbyteri­an Church, 837 Summeytown Pike 2/5/2021: 10a.m. - 3p.m., Towamencin Township Building, 1090 Troxel Road 2/15/2021: 8a.m. - 6p.m., North Penn YMCA, 608 E. Main Street Norristown 2/6/2021: 9a.m. - 2p.m., St. Titus Roman Catholic Church, 3006 Keenwood Road 2/13/2021: 9a.m. - 2p.m., St. Titus Roman Catholic Church, 3006 Keenwood Road

North Wales 2/5/2021: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Catholic School, 1321 Upper State Road 2/13/2021: 10a.m. - 3p.m.,

Montgomery Square United Methodist Church, 1900 County Line Road

Oaks

2/1/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., Green Tree Church of the Brethren, 1078Egypt Road 2/2/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., Green Tree Church of the Brethren, 1078Egypt Road 2/8/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, 100 Cresson Boulevard Plymouth Meeting 2/4/2021: 10a.m. - 7p.m., Lulu Shriners Temple, 5140 Butler Pike 2/5/2021: 10a.m. - 7p.m., Lulu Shriners Temple, 5140 Butler Pike 2/15/2021: 1p.m. - 6p.m., Church on the Mall, 500 W. Germantown Pike Pottstown 2/9/2021: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Philadelph­ia Premium Outlets, 18W Lightcap Road Schwenksvi­lle 2/11/2021: 1p.m. - 6p.m., Perkiomen Valley Library, 290 S. 2nd Street 2/12/2021: 1p.m. - 6p.m., Perkiomen Valley Library, 290 S. 2nd Street

Telford

2/8/2021: 2p.m. - 7p.m., Christ Reformed Church of Indian Creek, 171 Church Road Willow Grove 2/1/2021: 12p.m. - 5p.m., Willow Grove Super Giant Community Center, 315York Road

2/2/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Willow Grove Super Giant Community Center, 315York Road

2/3/2021: 12p.m. - 5p.m., Willow Grove Super Giant Community Center, 315York Road

2/9/2021: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Willow Grove Super Giant Community Center, 315York Road

Worcester 2/2/2021: 1p.m. - 6p.m., Central Schwenkfel­der Church, 2111 Valley Forge Road

Wyndmoor 2/8/2021: 11:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Springfiel­d Township Community Center, 1200E Willow Grove Avenue Wynnewood 2/1/2021: 12p.m. - 5p.m., All Saints’ Church, 1325Montgo­mery Avenue

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