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Several blood drives coming up in Gloucester

Blood donors in Gloucester have several opportunities over the next few weeks to donate.

American Red Cross bloodmobiles will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Newington Baptist Church, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2 at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital and from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 at Petsworth Baptist Church.

The Red Cross is currently testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. Results of those tests, which indicates if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the coronavirus, will be made available to donors within one or two weeks.

Appointments are required. To make an appointment at any of the drives, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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