Donating Plasma at BioLife Plasma Services is Simple (Sponsored)
Aug 10, 2016 09:24PM ● Published by BioLife Plasma Services
Is it safe to donate plasma?
Donating plasma is a low risk procedure with minimal or no side effects. Before a donor is accepted into the BioLife Plasma Services donor program, he or she must pass a medical examination and a survey of their medical history performed by a member of BioLife's professional medical staff. During each subsequent visit, a staff member checks the donor's vital signs and the donor answers questions about their medical history.
How often can I donate plasma?
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.
How long does it take to donate?
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.