We will check your blood pressure, pulse, temperature, weight and make sure your blood test results are within acceptable limits. You'll also be asked questions regarding your medical history. At this time we will also explain our donor fee system.
You will receive a physical examination and a urinalysis test will be given. The doctor will review the confidential informed consent procedure, explain the plasmapheresis process and address any questions you may have.
All procedures are performed aseptically and your safety comes first! You will be guided to a chair and a nurse or phlebotomist will begin the plasmapheresis or whole blood procedure. You will be monitored throughout the duration of your donation. Then, you will be compensated for your time.
The first donation will take longer than normal because of the required medical screening.
“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