Learn more about becoming a plasma donor and the donation process.

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Plasma Donation Process

The Biotest receptionist will call your name when it is your turn and prepare your file. You will need a current ID with picture or description and a Social Security number or INS number. We will also need proof of your local address, plus your signature.
  On your first visit, you will receive a brief physical examination. This is an extra added benefit to you, at no charge, to help you and monitor and maintain good health.
  Next, a trained technician will take a small blood sample from your finger. It is a quick pinch, and it allows us to check your iron and protein levels to make sure it will be safe for you to donate.
  Your well-being is our primary concern. Anything that comes in contact with your blood or plasma is sterile, prepackaged, disposable, and used only once for YOU – and remember, you CANNOT contract AIDS or other diseases from donating plasma.
  You will be seated comfortably in the donation area. A Biotest technician will prepare your arm with antiseptic and insert the needle. Relax… the worst part of the needle is worrying about it beforehand.
  Your donation should take from 30 – 50 minutes. All you have to do is relax, read, study, or watch TV. Our technicians are always available for questions or assistance.
  Last, but not least, go to the payment desk where you will receive compensation for your time. The compensation is nice, but the feeling of helping others is priceless.

 

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