Be a Volunteer Plasma Donor!

Be a volunteer plasma donor!

To help combat a global plasma shortage and to ensure we’re collecting the right type of donation from the right patient at the right time, LifeServe Blood Center offers a plasma program at our Urbandale, Des Moines, Sioux City, Ames and Mason City Donor Centers.

Plasma, the liquid portion of the blood, contains critical proteins and antibodies that some people are unable to make on their own due to disease, immune deficiencies, or traumatic injuries. Plasma-protein therapies, made from generous plasma donations, treat more than 150 different diseases and hundreds of thousands of patients in need.

A plasma donation is similar to a double red cell donation.  Once the blood is drawn an automated machine separates the plasma portion of your blood for collection and then safely and comfortably returns your red cells and platelets back to you, along with some saline.

Donors with type AB, B+ and A+ are great candidates for a plasma donation!


By accepting plasma donations, LifeServe Blood Center is allowing more donors, including those who have been previously deferred due to travel to a malarial area, to assist in our mission of saving lives. Plasma donors may donate every 28 days and earn 200 Online Store points for each donation.

Consider donating plasma with LifeServe! Call or email us with questions you have or to get scheduled.