Prepare for your plasma donation.

Grifols uses only plasma from healthy donors to make medicines that help save and improve lives. And proper health and nutrition can help make plasma donation faster and easier. Here are some things you can do to help you stay healthy before and after your donations – and every day:

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  • Drink lots of water before donating on your plasma donation day
  • Eat a healthy meal within two hours of your visit
  • Avoid foods high in fat or cholesterol
  • Don't use tobacco for an hour before donating
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine before and on your plasma donation day
  • Avoid strenuous exercise an hour before plasma donation
  • Get a good night's sleep before you donate


  • Drink plenty of water to replenish any lost fluids
  • Eat a healthy meal within two hours of your visit
  • Don't use tobacco for 30 minutes after donating
  • Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for at least 24 hours