What is Plasma?
What compensation will I receive for my plasma donation?
Who donates plasma?
What type of medical screening and testing is done?
How often can I donate plasma?
How long does it take to donate plasma?
How is the plasma removed?
What is plasmapheresis?
How much plasma is needed?
Can I get AIDS from donating plasma?
The blood is made up of three main components:
Plasma is the liquid portion of the blood that serves as a carrier for the red and white cells. It is made up mostly of water and dissolved proteins including antibodies and clotting factors.
“I like donating plasma for Octapharma. I have been donating for almost one year. The staff is nice and helpful. I feel that my donation is helping improve the lives of others.”
Sandy J., Las Vegas
“I started donating blood plasma fifteen years ago. My aunt lost several babies due to her blood’s Rh factor. And I decided it was my duty to help other women with this problem through their pregnancy. I get paid for my donations, but I think it’s my duty to do what I can to help other women not lose their unborn babies.”
Lisa W., Salt Lake City