New donors: Earn $70 for each of your first 5 visits and up to $650 the first month*.
Your plasma can help save a life! Plasma is used to produce and develop life-saving therapies for thousands of patients with rare diseases, immune deficiency and blood disorders. Plasma cannot be produced in a laboratory, so the power to make a difference depends on the generosity and commitment of plasma donors like you.
Your initial visit and plasma donation will take approximately 120 minutes. First time donors are required to complete a health history questionnaire, verify ID, have a blood test and pass a brief physical exam before proceeding to the actual plasma donation process. Subsequent visits should take about 90 minutes.
The most common side effects of donation include bruising at the site of donation or becoming light headed or dizzy. However, it is important to remember that plasmapheresis is a medical procedure and should be taken seriously.
See Preparation Tips.
You must bring a government issued ID (such as driver’s license), your Social Security card, and proof of residency (a piece of mail addressed to you at your current address, such as a utility bill, which has been postmarked within the past 30 days). The name on your photo ID must be an exact match to the name on your Social Security card (or individual taxpayer ID number (ITIN). Otherwise you will not be able to donate.
You do not need to make an appointment. First time donors are accepted up to 90 minutes prior to close. No exceptions, we are sorry.
You may not donate while pregnant or breastfeeding.
A plasma donor is allowed to give up to two donations within a 7-day period, with at least 1 day between donations.
You may donate plasma 8 weeks after whole blood donation.
If you have questions concerning your donation eligibility due to medications and/ or existing medical conditions, please click on the Contact Us link and your questions will be answered by a member of our medical staff or center directors.
If a prospective donor does not meet the qualifications during their health screening, they will be deferred from donating. A donor may be temporarily deferred (during illness or other medical condition that is temporary in nature) or permanently deferred (due to a medical condition which could compromise the donor's health or the plasma product on an ongoing basis).