Help Save Lives
Plasma is used to create life-saving medicines
These medicines treat
chronic conditions and
Plasma can't come from a
lab. It must come from
donors, like you.
Your donation is
essential, as it can take
hundreds of donations to
treat just one patient
This is why you are needed
You can safely donate at
a Grifols plasma center as
often as 2x a week.
Find a center
How it works
When you give plasma, it's separated from the whole blood and collected, while the rest of the blood is returned to you. So the process takes a little longer than blood donation. Your first visit includes a physical exam, which may extend your total time at the center to two to three hours. Here's what else you can expect during your visit:
1.You'll receive a health screening each time, which includes a blood sample.
2.First-time donors receive a physical exam from a trained center medical specialist.
3.Donation can take around 90 minutes, so feel free to relax, read, or watch some TV.
4.You'll learn how your plasma is being used to treat others with lifethreatening illnesses.
5.Each donor receives a Grifols prepaid Visa® debit card that is refilled after each donation.
There are a few requirements to ensure plasma donations
are properly managed to make us all feel better.
A donor must:
Must be 18-69 years old
Weigh at least 110 pounds
Be in general good health
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? Contact your local plasma donation center
Donating plasma is simple – but the number one reason new donors are turned away is because they forget their IDs. Make sure you bring everything on the list so we can check you in quickly.
A valid photo ID
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 you have an out-of-state ID, you'll need to provide proof of your current household address (see below).
Proof of your Social Security Number
This can include a Social Security card, a W-2 form or a paycheck stub printed with your full name and entire Social Security Number. You can also get Social Security verification from your local Supplemental Security Income (SSI) office.
If you're not a U.S. citizen, you may provide your Border Crossing Card (B1/B2 VISA/BBC).
Proof of address
This can include the information printed on your photo ID, W-2 form or paycheck stub if your current address is listed.
You can also use a utility bill from the previous 30 days that lists your name and address, or bring a copy of your current lease.
The name on your photo ID MUST MATCH the name on your proof of Social Security Number.