Grove Church in Portsmouth to host blood drive in late November

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FILE – In this Friday, June 12, 2020 file photo, a woman has blood drawn for COVID-19 antibody testing in Dearborn, Mich. Antibodies that people make to fight coronavirus infection last at least four months and do not fade quickly as some earlier reports suggested — a good sign that vaccines may be able to give long-lasting immunity, scientists are reporting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in the New England Journal of Medicine. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A Portsmouth church has partnered with the American Red Cross and Norfolk State University to host a blood drive this November.

Leaders with Grove Church, one of the oldest Black community congregations in the city, say they are excited for the third annual event. They also say this season is more important than ever due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event is open to the public, but masks are required and social distancing will be enforced.

  • When: Sunday, Nov. 22 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Grove Church VA – Portsmouth, Va. (Marriner Family Life Center, 5910 W. Norfolk, Portsmouth, VA 23703)

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