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Weber State, Red Cross launch 'Utah's Largest Blood Drive'

Posted at 11:55 AM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 13:55:19-05

OGDEN, Utah — Weber State University and the American Red Cross are hosting a five-day blood drive at Dee Events Center this week.

The goal with "Utah's Largest Blood Drive" is to receive at least 1,000 blood donations, which would make it the largest community blood drive in Utah in more than a decade.

Blood donors are required to make appointments to help maintain safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Blood donations will also be screened for COVID-19 antibodies. A donor’s blood, who has fully recovered from COVID-19, may contain antibodies that can attack the virus. This “convalescent plasma” is being evaluated as a possible treatment for currently ill COVID-19 patients, so donations could help save the lives of patients battling this disease," a news release from WSU and the Red Cross says.

Visit weberstatesports.com/blooddrive to participate.