Plasma Donation Center – Athens, GA
Biotest Plasma Center in Athens Georgia
Plasma Donation Center
Established in 2007, Biotest Pharmaceuticals owns and manages the Biotest Plasma Centers in multiple states across the United States and operates a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Boca Raton, Florida. Biotest Pharmaceuticals employs more than 900 people in the US. Biotest Pharmaceuticals is a subsidiary of Biotest AG, a German-based global provider of plasma protein therapies that employs approximately 1,800 people worldwide.
The plasma donated at our Biotest Plasma Center in Athens is used to manufacture critical care therapies that treat life-threatening disorders in a variety of therapeutic areas, such as BPC’s BIVIGAM® [Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Liquid] and Nabi-HB® [Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human)].
Biotest Plasma Center in Athens Georgia is a proud member of the local Chamber of Commerce and our employees participate in various community activities throughout the year.
While every donor gets paid for donating plasma, the real benefits of plasma donations is knowing that you are helping to save lives.
Our Plasma Donation Center is located at:
Biotest Plasma Center – Plasma Donation Center
233 West Hancock Avenue
Athens, Georgia 30601
What is Plasma?
Plasma is a straw-colored “liquid” portion of the blood, which is also composed of a “cellular” portion consisting of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
Plasma is made up of:
- Water (about 90%)
- Proteins and clotting factors (about 10%)
- Small amounts of salts, glucose, and lipids
It contains important substances like antibodies that protect us from such diseases as hepatitis, rabies, tetanus, and chicken pox; clotting factors that stop bleeding; and proteins that can be vital to the survival of trauma and burn victims.
What is the difference between donating blood and donating plasma?
Blood is composed of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Plasma makes up approximately 55 percent of the volume of blood. About 7 percent of a person’s weight is blood. An average sized man has about 12 pints of blood and an average woman has about 9 pints.
Who can donate plasma?
Donors must be 18 or older (minimum age in Nebraska is 19), must be in good
physical health and lead a low-risk lifestyle. Learn More
How often can plasma be donated?
Plasma is quickly replaced by the body, normally within 24 hours. A person may donate no more than 2 times every 7 days with at least a 1 day interval between donations.
How long does it take to donate plasma?
The first visit takes 2 to 3 hours, due to screening to ensure that the donor meets health standards. Subsequent visits will usually last slightly over 1 hour.
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more answers about plasma, the donation process and other benefits.
Please contact us today for more information about donating plasma.
To schedule an appointment for plasma donations please visit our Athens Make an Appointment page: