Blood Drive at Bemidji Armory Wednesday

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood donation drive in Beltrami County next week as a way for people to donate blood to patients and be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. The antibody test may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to COVID-19 regardless of whether an individual developed symptoms. Testing may also identify the presence of antibodies developed after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. The blood drive will be at the Bemidji Armory, 1430 23rd St. NW, on Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m.