FAQS for plasma donation

Can I donate plasma?

Before you make a decision to donate plasma, it is important for you to know plasma donation FAQS. For donating plasma, donor age must be above eighteen years old with weight of 110 pounds. All donors who want to donate plasma will have to first pass a small health test. In this particular test, health of a donor is checked, medical doctor ensure that a donor must be physically fit and free from diseases such as hepatitis, HIV or any other major disease.

See more at: http://plasmadonations.org/eligibility-requirements-to-donate-plasma-can-i-donate-blood-plasma/


Where can I donate plasma?

Click here to find your nearest plasma donation center.


How much do you get for donating plasma?

As a plasma donor, you will be rewarded adequately for your contribution. However, there is no industry standard for the amount that will be paid. It varies from one plasma collection company to another based on their respective policies. Compensation may also vary from one state to another based on state laws. Last, but not least, compensation may also vary depending on the amount of plasma you are eligible to donate.

The best thing to do would be to get in touch with your nearest plasma collection center.

Click http://plasmadonations.org/how-much-do-you-get-for-donating-plasma/to learn more.


What should I Carry for donating plasma?

  • A valid ID like a Passport, Military ID, Driver’s License etc.
  • Local address proof, e.g. utility bill, current lease, etc.
  • Proof of social security number; your Social Security Card, for instance. Residents of Mexico will also need to furnish a valid Border Crossing Card (BCC) or a US Visa along with an identification/documentation issued by the Government which indicates the CURP (Clave Unica de Registro de Poblacion)


How painful will the procedure be?

A lot of donors say the prick of the needle is as much as (if not less than) a bee sting. As per procedure, you are also required to submit a finger stick test every time you go for a plasma donation. This is done so that the medical staffs over at the collection center can evaluate your hemoglobin and protein levels.

Plasma Donation FAQs

How long does it take to donate plasma?

It can take anywhere between 2 and 4 hours in your first visit. This is due to the fact that as a first-time donor, you will have to undergo a screening to ensure that you meet all health standards.

All visits thereon will only last a little over an hour.


How often can you donate blood plasma?

Usually body generate new plasma cells after the donation of plasma within twenty-four or forty-eight hours. If a donor consumes proper diet with adequate amount of protein and fluid then a donor can donate plasma twice in a week but with a gap of two days in between for donating plasma. It is important to note that not more than fifteen litre of plasma should be collected from a donor body.

Donors who donate plasma are provided with good amount. Usually donor is provided with 15 dollars to 45 dollars.

For more information, check: http://plasmadonations.org/how-often-can-you-donate-plasma/.


What type of tests performed on an individual before donating plasma?

In US, there are different tests which are essential to be performed on a donor before he is accepted for donating plasma. First of all, medical questions will be asked by a doctor. Secondly, different tests will be performed on a user such as AIDS, HIV, syphilis, hepatitis, urinalysis, haemoglobin and total plasma protein level is checked before a donor is accepted for a donation.


What’s the importance of second plasma donation?

As per standard procedures, you are supposed to have two sets of test results (including health screenings) done to ascertain reliability and safety of the plasma you donate.

Unless you’ve gone for that 2nd donation and you’ve been screened and tested the 2nd time over; your plasma will not be used for anything.


Is donating in more than one donation center possible?

No. To protect your own health as a donor and to make sure that you don’t donate more than you are physically, and legally, permitted; you are not allowed to donate your plasma in more than one collection center.

All plasma centers communicate with each other on a regular basis and share donor’s information to make sure that no donor can lie their way into donating at a secondary donation center.

How plasma is taken out of the body?

Taking plasma out of the body procedure is same as taking blood out of the body by inserting needle in to the vein of arms. Blood is collected on to sterile equipment and then plasma is taken out from the red blood cells. Red blood cells are then again returned to the human body by adding a small amount of saline in it. Saline is added in the blood so that, blood can be easily returned back to the body without clotting.

see more at: http://www.plasmadonations.org/the-facts-of-plasma-donation-procedure/


Is there any risks or side effects of donating plasma?

A small population of donors have reported lightheadedness during the procedure; especially after the donation, as you try to get up from your seat.

Some of you may also experience bruising and irritation at the needle insertion point. All this and more will be explained to you by medical staff on your first visit.

Learn more at: http://plasmadonations.org/risks-and-side-effects-of-donating-plasma/


By donating plasma is there any chance to get infected with AIDS or any other major health problem?

No, plasma donation process is carried out under the supervision of medical practitioner and everything is properly checked by them so, it is safe to donate plasma and you should donate plasma. By donating plasma, you will be able to save life of large number of people. So, it is important to donate plasma.


Where plasma is used?

Plasma collection is used in the treatment of different health problems such as bleeding disorders, animal bites, cardiopulmonary needs, genetic lung disorders, hepatitis, immune system deficiencies, pediatric HIV, recipients of transplants, Rh incompatibility, serious loiver conditions, shock, and trauma.

Learn more at : http://www.plasmadonations.org/the-truth-about-how-blood-plasma-is-used-for/.


For more information you can also check the following links:

Redcrossblood: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/donation-faqs.

Octapharmaplasma: https://octapharmaplasma.com/donor/plasma-donation-faq.

Cslplasma: https://www.cslplasma.com/frequently-asked-questions.

Biotestplasma: http://biotestplasma.com/frequently-asked-questions/.

Grifolsplasma: https://www.grifolsplasma.com/en/web/plasma/plasma-donor/first-time-donor-faqs.