BCBSAZ and Phoenix Suns Charities joined together to donate $80,000 for 5,000 antibody tests for first responders. Watch the video as testing began on April 27, 2020.
Testing is available for Phoenix Police Department members of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) and for members of the United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association, which represents firefighters from Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Peoria, Chandler and Surprise.
The antibody tests are designed to help determine if first responders have been exposed to COVID-19 and developed antibodies for the disease, even if they have not experienced any symptoms.
Supporting this testing effort is a way to thank the firefighters and police officers who are putting their lives on the line every day to protect our community. It’s also a step in helping us all better understand the virus and turning the tide against COVID-19.