Plasma Donation

Plasma EligibilityThis an automated donation that allows donors to give more than double the number of plasma cells normally collected during a whole blood donation. This automated donation collects only the plasma and returns the remaining blood components to the donor.

The actual donation takes 40 minutes, making the overall donation process to just over an hour. Eligible plasma donors must weigh at least 120 pounds and be in general good health. Male plasma donors must be 16/17 (with a signed parental/guardian consent form) or older and females must be 18 or older. Plasma donors can donate every 28 days.

Who you're helping: Donated plasma is very versatile! It can be used for transfusion for burn victims, and other hospital patients or to develop plasma-protein therapies. In fact, plasma donations can help folks impacted by more than 80 different diseases, including neurological disorders, immune deficiencies, and hemophilia. Many patients rely on plasma-protein therapies for their entire life or until a cure is discovered for their disease. 

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