Plasma Donation Requirements and Qualifications
There are many ways to qualify to become an Access Biologicals“KEY” Specialty Donor…
- If you were recently diagnosed by a medical professional for any viral infection.
- If you were diagnosed with and are being treated for any autoimmune disorder.
- Other medical conditions may qualify .
- Must have or be able to obtain a copy of your blood test results for your condition to qualify.
- You must weigh at least 110 lbs.
- You must have 2 pieces of identification. Photo I.D. and proof of Social Security Number or IRS Number
- You must have proof of current local address within the last 60 days. We can mail you a postcard if you do not have a current rent receipt or utility bill.
- You must be at least 18 years of age.
- You will be reimbursed for your time. The amount of compensation depends on the program for which you qualify.
- You must be negative for HIV, and Hepatitis C
What is the Plasma Donation program?
Your plasma will be collected via a process called plasmapherisis. This procedure is similar to donating whole blood (i.e. Red Cross). In the plasmapheresis process your plasma is collected alone returning your red blood cells back to you. This process typically leaves you without the blood donation side effects of being dizzy or weak. Your body will regenerate plasma collected by the donor centers within 24 hours. The FDA allows a patient to donate up to twice in a seven day period of time.
If you have anyone of one the diseases we look for and you meet our specific donor qualifications, you can become a plasma donor for this vital quality control material. You will be compensated each and every time you donate (as much as $500 per donation, based on qualification).
Without human volunteer donors, these critical diagnostic test kits will not be available to patients seeking quick and accurate diagnoses.For more information on how you can take part in this compensated program, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-510-4003.
How to participate?
Your first plasma donation:
- For your first appointment, plan on spending about 2 hours at the donor center.
- While you wait to donate, you will have your blood pressure checked as well as your pulse, temperature, and weight.
- You will meet with a health care provider who will explain how the plasmapherisis process works.
- You will meet with a doctor and be given a free physical examination.
- You will also be asked about your medical history.
- You may be given a urinalysis and other basic lab procedures.
- When it is time for you to donate, a nurse or a phlebotomist will direct you to a donor station where an IV will be placed in your arm to collect the needed plasma.
- You will be monitored throughout the whole donation process by a nurse who will ensure that all safety procedures are being met.
- After the donation you will be paid right there at the center (as much as $500 per donation).
- Further donations will then be scheduled.
Subsequent visits generally only take 45 minutes to an hour. You will not need to go through the paper work and the physical examination at your return visits. You will be paid at the center after each donation, and the recruiter will continue to schedule you for subsequent visits as long as your antibody levels stay high.
What is Plasmapheresis?
Plasma is the straw colored, liquid portion of the blood that is mainly composed of water. It contains the antibodies that are used to make positive controls in diagnostic test kits.
Donations are made at a Access Biologicals’s FDA licensed plasma collection centers by an experienced healthcare professional. The plasmapheresis process usually only takes about an hour. Before donating a unit of plasma, it is best to drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids such as water. Coffee, tea and other caffeine containing liquids should be avoid due to their diuretic action.