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You will be guided through the entire plasma donation process by our specialists after you have qualified for iDonor's Donation Program.

Your First Donation:

  • In your first appointment, allow yourself about two hours at the donor center.

  • You will have your blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and weight checked while you wait to donate.

  • A health care provider will explain how plasmapheresis works and ask you the required donor questions.

  • In addition to a physical examination, you will meet with a doctor.

  • During the examination, you will also be asked about your medical history.

  • Among other things, you may be given a urinalysis and other basic lab tests.

  • A nurse or phlebotomist will direct you to a donor station where an IV will be placed in your arm to collect the plasma.

  • The nurse will monitor you throughout the donation process to ensure that all safety procedures are followed.

  • The amount of plasma you will donate entirely depends on your weight.

  • There is a maximum volume for a full plasma donation of 880 mL.

  • As soon as you complete the donation process, your blood will be spun down gently in a centrifuge in order to separate the red blood cells from the plasma.

  • Your red blood cells and some saline (salty water) will be returned after your plasma has been spun down.

  • After donating, you will be rewarded monetarily.

  • Further donations will then be scheduled.

Your revisits:

  • During subsequent visits, allow about 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours to visit the donor center.

  • All your vital signs and weight will be taken.

  • All required donor questions will be asked.

  • The donor center will test your protein levels and iron levels with a finger prick.

  • Following completion of the above procedure, you donate plasma (the actual donation process is the same as above).

  • Upon completion of your donation, you will receive payment.

  • Further donations will then be scheduled.

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