Donations are made at Octapharma Plasma’s donation centers through a technique called plasmapheresis. This process is completely safe, performed by professionals using a sterile, disposable collection system and eliminating any risk of disease transmission. No two donors ever use the same needle or tubing.
Plasmapheresis is a process similar to donating blood, except that your red cells are returned to you and only the plasma is retained.
Octapharma Plasma retains the plasma and returns the blood plus other fluids to your body. The whole process takes about an hour and is administered by experienced health professionals. While there may be some discomfort, most people say it is minor.
“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