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Thank you for considering plasma donation at Grifols. Your help is essential in creating life-saving medicines for patients around the world. Join the thousands of people who donate plasma safely each week and receive compensation for your commitment. Check with your Grifols plasma center for current compensation levels.

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WHAT IT´S LIKE TO DONATE

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO DONATE

We always look forward to seeing you.

We can´t wait to help you make your first donation and welcome you into our family of donors. Our team members will know it´s your first visit, and you´ll be in good hands. Donating plasma is as safe and easy as donating blood, but there are some differences. When you give plasma, it´s separated from the whole blood and collected, while the rest of the blood is returned to you. An average donation takes between an hour and a half to two hours. Your first visit will require some additional steps, so you´ll want to set aside a little extra time.

If you´ve never donated before, here´s what happens first:

Your first donation visit includes a brief physical exam, medical history screening, and testing.
To ensure your plasma is safe for donation, a second donation visit will be needed.
Your identification and address must be verified according to specific requirements.
Your first donation visit includes a brief physical exam, medical history screening, and testing.
To ensure your plasma is safe for donation, a second donation visit will be needed.
Your identification and address must be verified according to specific requirements.

FEEL SAFE AND COMFORTABLE

Thousands of people donate safely each week.

Your personal safety and the safety of each plasma donation is our top priority. Our plasmapheresis centers are FDA-approved and have licensed medical professionals on-site. These professionals will be with you throughout each of your visits. Center team members will greet you, medical team members will make sure it´s safe for you, and a phlebotomist will answer your questions and help you feel comfortable.

COVID-19 considerations
Donor health and safety always come first, so we will continue following all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) related to COVID-19. As this guidance evolves, we will update our policies. Face coverings are now optional unless required by local ordinances.

FEEL SAFE AND COMFORTABLE

GET REWARDED

Receive compensation for each donation.

We appreciate the commitment it takes to donate plasma. As our thanks, you´ll receive a debit card that will be reloaded with your compensation after each donation. Use it for what you need, or you can pay it forward by donating it to a charity of your choice. Remember, you can donate up to twice a week. Compensation is set by each individual location, so check with your local center for more information.

GET READY TO DONATE

Before you visit, here´s what you need to know first.

A donor must:

  • Be in general good health
  • Weigh at least 110 lbs
  • Be at least 18 to 69 years of age
  • Pass a medical examination
For other helpful information and tips, see our FAQ.

A donor must provide a photo ID and proof of their Social Security number.

Photo ID requirements

Social Security number requirements

The donor´s name must be the same on both.

A donor must provide a 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.

A donor must:

  • Be in general good health
  • Weigh at least 110 lbs
  • Be at least 18 to 69 years of age
  • Pass a medical examination
For other helpful information and tips, see our FAQ.

A donor must provide a photo ID and proof of their Social Security number.

Photo ID requirements

Social Security number requirements

The donor´s name must be the same on both.

A donor must provide a 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.

HELP SAVE LIVES

Join the effort to help patients around the world.

Millions of patients rely on plasma-derived medicines for chronic conditions and life-threatening illnesses. Because plasma can´t come from a lab, patients need help from donors like you.

Discover how your plasma helps patients

TESTIMONIALS

Grifols plasma centers are open nationwide.

Receive compensation for your effort.

FAQ

How do I know if I´m eligible to donate?

Your safety and the safety of your donation are of utmost importance to us. To be eligible to donate, you must be at least 18 to 69 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, pass a medical examination, complete a medical history screening, and test non-reactive for transmissible viruses including hepatitis and HIV.

You also must provide a photo ID, proof of your Social Security number, and proof of address. Proof of address 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.

How does Grifols compensate donors? Could I donate my compensation to a charity?

Your time and effort are worth a lot to us, and even more to the patients you help. Donors typically receive $50 to $90 per donation, and that money is put on a debit card that you can use for yourself, your family, or to donate to a charity of your choice. You can also use it to draw cash from an ATM.

The FDA allows donors to donate up to two times in seven days (that´s eight or nine times a month). Some centers offer bonuses or higher compensation rates for the fifth or sixth donation in a given month. Compensation rates can vary from center to center so visit your local center´s website for more information.

What should I do to prepare myself for a plasma donation?

Staying hydrated and eating properly beforehand are important parts of a healthy plasma donation. Make sure your diet is high in protein, and avoid foods high in fat. Drink plenty of water or juice, and avoid alcohol and caffeine on the day before and the day of your donation. Getting a good night´s sleep before your donation and not smoking (for at least 30 minutes) before a donation are also important.

What are the potential adverse effects during or after plasma donation?

Donating plasma is a low-risk procedure with minimal or no adverse effects. Before donating, you´ll receive information and instruction on the plasmapheresis process from Grifols plasma donation center team members. They will discuss the risks of adverse reactions, injuries, and events that may occur during or after plasma donation, and they will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Contact your nearest Grifols plasma donation center for more information.

What are plasma centers doing to help employees and donors stay safe?

The health and safety of all Grifols center donors and employees is our top priority. We follow all COVID-19 protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As the CDC changes its recommendations, our centers quickly update our policies and procedures to maintain health and safety.

How often can I donate?

Because your body can regenerate plasma in a day and the red blood cells are returned to your body, the FDA has determined that it´s safe to donate plasma twice in a seven-day period. That means you can donate eight to nine times a month.

Are Grifols plasma centers FDA-approved?

Your plasma donation takes place in an FDA-approved medical facility with licensed medical professionals. All Grifols plasma centers are certified to operate by the International Quality Plasma Program, a governing body responsible for ensuring plasma donation meets the highest-quality standards. The medical staff and phlebotomist will be with you throughout the entire process.

How does donating plasma work?

Donating plasma is a lot like donating blood, with a few differences. First, blood is drawn. This can take anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours. Then the plasma is separated from the red blood cells using sterile equipment. Finally, the red blood cells are returned to your body with sterile saline solution to help your body replace the plasma removed.

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