The City Of Lufkin and Lufkin Parks and Recreation are having a blood drive. Giving the gift of life is safe, and a great way to help others in their time of need. This blood drive is also has a few perks.

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

What's in it for you? They have really got a good incentive for this one. You not only receive an Free Bahama Bucks Voucher for a Shaved Ice Treat, but you also get Free Covid-19 Antibody Testing. That is a big one right there. I would love to know if I had at anytime gotten the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and already have anti-bodies.

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There will be a Donor Coach from Gulf Coast Reginal Blood Center . Click here to reserve your position for their blood drive coming up this Friday, May 14th, at the Lufkin Parks and Recreations new building on Montrose off Timberland Drive in Lufkin.

If you want to give, and you have already had the Covid-19 Vaccine, don't worry. Donation is safe if you have been given any of these vaccines. Your antibody test is not likely to be positive though, since you got the vaccine. The screening test is designed to detect a variety of antibodies that form when you have actually gotten ill with the Coronavirus. Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is testing all donations for antibodies.

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