- As you enter Hemarus Plasma one of our friendly plasma center team members will greet you and you’ll be asked to provide a valid form of identification, proof of residency and proof of your social security number. If it is your first visit, you will receive a physical examination to verify your eligibility as a donor.
- A trained and certified plasma center team member will take a small blood sample from your finger to check your protein and hematocrit levels.
- Complete a Donor History Questionnaire.
If the plasma center team member determines that you are eligible to donate plasma, you will be taken to the donation area and seated in a comfortable seating bed.
- A trained phlebotomist will prepare your arm with antiseptic, insert the needle, and begin the donation process.
- Blood will be drawn, plasma will be separated from your blood, and red blood cells will be returned to your body through a process called plasmapheresis.
Your first donation will take approximately 2 hours. Return visits on average take about 45 minutes. When you are finished, you will check out and receive compensation to thank you for your time. The amount of compensation is determined by each plasma collection facility. A plasma center team member will be available to answer any questions you may have.
Your Personal Health and Safety
Your safety and health are of utmost importance. All equipment and materials are sterile and for one-time use only. Plasma center team members receive ongoing training to provide a safe and pleasant experience.
Plasma donation is strictly regulated by government authorities. In addition, companies adhere to voluntary standards through International Quality Plasma Program certification. Centers are inspected and certified by independent auditors and adhere to regulatory reporting requirements.