What To Bring?

Required Documents

Valid Photo I.D

Valid Photo I.D.

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This can include a driver's license, state-issued identification, passport or military ID. If you're a student, you can bring a school ID and a copy of your birth certificate that verifies your birth date. If your ID is from out of state, you’ll also need to bring proof of your current address (for instance, a utility bill with your name on it).

Proof of Social Security or Border Crossing Card

Proof of Social Security or Border Crossing Card

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This can include your Social Security card, a W-2 or even a paycheck stub, if it shows your full name and entire Social Security number. Don’t have your Social Security card? You can visit your local Supplemental Security Income (SSI) office first to get number verification, then show this verification instead. If you're not a US citzen, you can provide your Border Crossing Card (B1/B2 VISA/BBC). 

Proof of Your Current Address

Proof of Your Current Address

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If your driver’s license or photo ID lists your address – this works! If not, you can show a W-2 or paycheck stub with your current address, or a recent utility bill (within 30 days). You can even bring a copy of your current lease. 

Important!

Important!

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The name on your ID must match the name on your Social Security Card. 

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Write down or take a photo of all your medications. We check these for your safety to make sure donating plasma is right for your health. 

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Use the Find Your Local Center tool to check if your center takes new donor appointments. If it does, consider calling ahead. A scheduled appointment helps center staff know when to expect you, plus it can shorten your donation visit. 

Preparing for Your First Center Visit

How Much Time to Allow

How Much Time to Allow

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A typical plasma donation takes about 60 minutes. However, your first donation will take a little longer because we need to check your documents, conduct a physical examination, and help you get comfortable with the donation process.

Dress Comfortably

Dress Comfortably

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We ask that you dress comfortably for all your plasma donations. Make sure the arms of your sleeves can be rolled up past your elbows.

How to Spend (Donation) Time

How to Spend (Donation) Time

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You must sit on the donor bed the entire time you are connected to the plasmapheresis machine. Bring a book. Stream movies or shows on your own device— all our centers have donor accessible Wi-Fi. Remember to bring your headphones.

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Dress warmly and bring a blanket. To keep your body temperature from rising, we keep our centers cool.

Relevant information

Reasons to Donate

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Are You Eligible?

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A Typical First Donation

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READY TO START?

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