Six FAQ About Plasma Donation at BioLife Plasma Services (Sponsored)
Jun 23, 2016 09:07AM ● Published by BioLife Plasma Services
Interested in donating plasma at the BioLife Plasma Services Maple Grove location? Here are the answers to a few of the frequently asked questions from donors.
Q: Is it safe to donate plasma?
Q: How often can I donate plasma?
A: The body replaces the plasma removed during the donation process quickly; therefore, healthy individuals can donate as often as twice in a seven day period, with at least one day between donations.
Q: How long does it take to donate?
A: On a donor’s first visit, the whole process, including a physical examination, medical screening and the plasma donation, usually takes about two hours. Repeat donors generally spend approximately an hour and a half in the center, with the average plasmapheresis process taking around 45 minutes.
Q: Do you test plasma every time?
A: Yes. Once the plasma is collected, samples from each donation are sent to a BioLife Plasma Services laboratory and tested for indicators of viral infections including hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Additionally, periodic tests, including syphilis, are performed on each donor to help ensure donor health and acceptability for the
Q: Why do plasma donors receive money for donating?
A: Plasma donors spend up to two hours, as often as twice a week, in our centers to help save someone’s life or improve the quality of it. In addition, plasma donors must undergo physical examinations at least annually and a medical history questioning every time they come in to donate. All of these measures help to guarantee a healthy donor population. We
For more information about BioLife Plasma Services in Maple Grove, call 763-416-5511 or visit https://www.biolifeplasma.com/us/#/