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By Jana Mathia
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Getting a COVID-19 antibody test can benefit others


COLFAX – Do you think you had COVID-19 and want to find out? You may be able to do so and help area hospitals at the same time by donating blood.

The local blood bank is now including COVID-19 antibody testing of all donations. Antibody proteins are created as part of the body's response to a virus when a person becomes sick.

"It's another good reason for people to donate blood," said Whitman County Public Health Director Troy Henderson.

There is still much unknown about COVID-19 antibodies, including whether they will prevent future infection and spread. Henderson said there is a "tre...

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