This step-by-step illustration will guide you on what to expect during your first plasma donation.
The Biotest receptionist will call your name when it is your turn and prepare your file. You will need to bring with you a current ID with picture or description, your Social Security number or INS number, 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, 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. Remember, you CANNOT contract AIDS or other diseases from donating plasma.
You will be seated comfortably in the donation area. Be sure to wear clothing that can expose your arm area up to your shoulder. 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 60-90 minutes. All you have to do is relax, read, study, watch TV or log into our free WiFi. Our technicians are always available to answer your questions and to provide you with assistance.
Upon completion of your donation you will receive compensation for your time. Your payment will be loaded onto your Biotest Prepaid Mastercard.
The compensation is nice, but the great feeling you get knowing you are helping others is priceless!
Learn more about this by reading the Plasma Donation Process poster.
“Everyone at Biotest Plasma Center Lincoln, NE are very professional and friendly! I was nervous my first few times donating plasma and they were all very calming and reassuring. While I wasn’t really surprised to see the level of cleanliness and safety precautions they took, because of the type of facility this is, it’s great to know they do it all by the book!”