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Plasma is a vital, nutrient-rich part of blood. Learn more about saving lives through plasma donation.
There is no substitute for plasma. It is precious. It is perishable. And the need for it is vital.
Minimally, if at all. Plasma donation feels similar to a regular blood donation.
No. FDA regulations prohibit paying blood donors since the blood collected directly benefits patients in hospitals through transfusions. Plasma centers that compensate their contributors can do so because every contributor’s plasma is pooled and manufactured into medications and distributed globally. In contrast, blood donations at Versiti impact your local community.
The actual process only takes about 20-25 minutes, but you can expect to spend about an hour and a half with us. That means you can…
You can donate plasma every 4 weeks. All blood types can donate plasma, but AB types are the universal plasma donors. Only 3% of the U.S. population have it.
Plasma is a liquid part of blood that carries proteins, hormones and other nutrients throughout the body. It is the biggest blood component, making up 55% of your total blood volume. A healthy supply of plasma in the body:
Nearly 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily in the U.S. – and nearly 4 million a year. Your plasma donations go to: