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Plasma Donation

Plasma is a vital, nutrient-rich part of blood. Learn more about saving lives through plasma donation.

What’s the plasma donation process? How often can I donate plasma? Find these answers and everything you need to know about volunteering to donate plasma below.

 

What is plasma?

Plasma is the liquid part of blood that carries proteins, hormones and other nutrients throughout the body.

A healthy supply of plasma in the body ...

  • Helps maintain a healthy blood pressure
  • Promotes clotting when you get a cut

Nearly 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily in the U.S. - and nearly 4 million a year!

There is no substitute for plasma. It is precious. It is perishable. And the need for it is vital. 

Help save lives in your community. Become a volunteer plasma donor today!
 
 

Every day, patients in your community need blood transfusions to survive and thrive. They rely on the generosity of donors like you, who help ensure a safe, healthy blood supply. Make an appointment to donate blood today.

Explore donation opportunities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

 
Blood Donation Locations
Find a Versiti blood donation center and search for a blood drive near you. Make an appointment to donate blood today.
 
Host A Blood Drive
Blood drive organizations save lives. Learn how to host a blood drive in your community with Versiti.
 
Importance of Diverse Donors
Diverse blood donations improve blood transfusion outcomes for sickle cell patients and diverse blood recipients. Make an appointment to donate blood.
 
Whole Blood Donation
Volunteer to donate blood at a blood donation center near you. Find out how often you can donate blood and make an appointment to donate today.
 
Double Red Cells Donation
Volunteer to donate double red cells at a blood donation center near you. Learn more about donating red blood cells and make an appointment to donate today.
 
Platelet Donation
Volunteer to donate platelets at a blood and platelets donation center near you. Find out how to donate platelets and make an appointment to donate today.
 
Blood Donation FAQs
Read frequently asked questions involving donor eligibility, donation process, blood safety, platelet donation, plasma donation and more.
 
The Beacon Club for Blood Donors
Versiti’s Beacon Club donor rewards program celebrates the donation milestones of lifesaving blood donors. Donate blood and you are automatically part of the club.
 
Importance of Diverse Donors
Diverse blood donations improve blood transfusion outcomes for sickle cell patients and diverse blood recipients. Make an appointment to donate blood.
 
Blood Donation Locations
Find a Versiti blood donation center and search for a blood drive near you. Make an appointment to donate blood today.