Our plasma donors help us provide safe, valuable medical products that benefit many others in countless ways. The results are everywhere: doctors’ offices, clinics, laboratories, hospitals, neonatal units, burn centers… they all see the difference that plasma protein therapies make in patients’ lives.
All of our plasma centers are licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as various European and Asian agencies. Our plasma centers must follow strict guidelines in the donor screening and plasma collection processes.
Plasma donors receive remuneration for their time which can also be donated to their favorite charity. Donors may earn additional bonuses by referring others to donate plasma at one of our plasma centers.
To safeguard the source plasma we collect, all donors receive a medical examination and a confidential medical history interview. In addition, prior to each donation, donors must go through a screening process to make sure they are healthy and meet all of the FDA regulations to be an acceptable plasma donor.
The tests listed below are performed on all of the source plasma we collect. Please keep in mind that the tests performed are for product screening purposes only. If one of your tests is unsuitable, you will be referred to your personal physician or local health department for further testing and information.
- Syphilis Test. Syphilis is a sexually-transmitted disease. If your syphilis test is positive, you would not be accepted as a plasma donor for a minimum of one year after treatment and cure.
- Hepatitis A, B & C Tests. Hepatitis is a virus that affects the liver. Persons infected with HCV (hepatitis C) are often unaware of any illness. If any of these tests are positive, you would be permanently deferred from donating plasma.
- HIV Test. HIV is a disease caused by the AIDS virus that can destroy the immune system. It leaves the body unable to fight off other deadly diseases. We will give you as much information on the HIV disease as possible, so you can find out if you are at risk for being infected with the HIV virus. If you are at risk, it’s important that you do not donate plasma.
- Other tests may be performed on your plasma as needed to ensure the quality of the product and to determine your suitability for continued donations.
Remember these tests are performed as a safeguard for those patients who have a vital need for the products produced from plasma donations.