If you are looking for plasma donation centers in the Athens, Ohio area, you will only find one in a 25 mile radius according to DonatingPlasma.org1. This is BioLife Plasma Services. This plasma donation center is conveniently located and has a variety of appointment time slots available.
BioLife Plasma Services is part of the Baxter International Inc2. This plasma donation center is committed not only to the safety of the plasma supply, but to the safety of the plasma donors as well.
Why Are There Plasma Donation Centers to Collect Plasma?
Plasma is part of your blood. It is easy for your body to replace as it is made up mostly of water and proteins. Plasma cannot be made in a lab. That is why it is so important for plasma donation centers to collect plasma.
What Is Plasma Used For?
Plasma donation centers collect plasma for patients with certain diseases such as hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders3. Hospitals also make products from plasma to treat traumatic injuries like shock and serious burns4.
Do Plasma Donation Centers Pay You for Your Plasma?
No. This is a common misconception. You do receive monetary reimbursement from plasma donation centers for your time and commitment to the program, but you are not selling your plasma.
Why Choose BioLife Plasma Services?
BioLife Plasma Services strives to maintain its position as a leader in plasma donation centers. They maintain their high quality of plasma through scheduled physicals and frequent testing of plasma donors.
What Happens If I Decide to Donate Plasma?
If you would like to donate plasma at BioLife Plasma Services, you need to call to sign up for a physical. You can research the BioLife plasma donation center by calling (740) 592-6651. You will need to allow about 2-3 hours for the entire process.
Eligibility requirements and what you need to bring to the plasma donation center with you at the time of your physical are listed at BioLife Plasma Services website5.
Is It Safe to Donate Plasma at a Plasma Donation Center?
BioLife Plasma Services uses strict quality guidelines. Through their donating process, equipment that comes in contact with blood is only used once for each donor. No blood or blood products some in contact with universal equipment.
Is Donating Plasma Harmful to My Health?
For most people, donating plasma is a safe procedure. Protein blood levels may be affected in those who go to the plasma donation center frequently and for the long term. This issue is addressed in some of the papers you read at your physical exam.
The best way to protect your health is to eat a healthy diet, get enough protein-rich foods and drink plenty of water. Don’t wait until the day of your donation to drink water. The plasma you will be donating has already been created by your body. It is best to consistently drink enough water before going to the plasma donation center.
Also, if you are donating the maximum two times per week, you should give yourself some time off every so often. This allows your iron and protein blood levels time to maintain.
How Much Do I Get Paid by the Plasma Donation Center?
Currently, BioLife Plasma Services compensates you $20 for the first donation and $30 for the second donation in a given calendar week (from Monday to Saturday). Most times, there is a monthly special going on, such as an extra $10 on your fifth and $20 on your seventh visit to the plasma donation center.
This money is put on a debit card. BioLife Plasma Services will give you any special details about using this debit card when you first receive it at the plasma donation center.
BioLife Plasma Services is a top-rate plasma donation center. I would recommend it to anyone interested in donating plasma.
BioLife Plasma Services
932A E. State Street (near Aldi)
Athens, OH 45701
1) DonatingPlasma.org; Donor Center Results 45701; www.donatingplasma.org
2) BioLife Plasma Services; about BioLife: Who We Are; www.biolifeplasma.com
3) DonatingPlasma.org; Disease and Plasma Protein Therapies; www.donatingplasma.org
4) BioLife Plasma Services; plasma-derived products; www.biolifeplasma.com
5) BioLife Plasma Services; The Program: Donor Eligibility Guidleines; www.biolifeplasma.com