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Many protective safety measures are in place to help ensure our plasma collection centers are safe during the COVID-19 crisis. A thorough screening is also conducted to ensure you can donate. Find out more

CSL Plasma Donor)

Become a Donor

How To Donate

Many protective safety measures are in place to help ensure our CSL Plasma collection centers are safe.

As you enter a CSL Plasma donation center for the first time, you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff. You'll be asked to provide a valid form of identification, proof of residency and proof of your social security number. Next, you will answer some questions. Then our medical staff will review your medical history and conduct a physical examination (check your vitals) to verify your eligibility as a donor.

Once all eligibility requirements have been met, you will begin the process of donating your plasma. Upon completion of your donation, you will be compensated for your time with a reloadable prepaid card.

Understanding the Power of Plasma

Many patients with rare disorders rely on you, our healthy donors! Your plasma serves as the key ingredient in making the treatments they need to survive. Watch this 3-minute animation that provides an overview of the donation and manufacturing process.

plasma donation steps

Determine Your Eligibility

Requirements include:

  • Anyone in good health
  • Between the ages of 18-65
  • Weighs at least 110 pounds
  • Has no tattoos or piercings within the last 4 months
  • Meets our eligibility and screening requirements
  • Has valid identification and a permanent address

For a complete list of donation requirements, please contact the plasma center closest to you and ask to speak to a member of our medical staff.

CSL Plasma Technician

What to Expect

We collect your plasma using a special process called plasmapheresis that separates the plasma from the blood and collects it in a bottle. We use a sophisticated high-tech machine that safely collects the plasma and returns the other parts of the blood back to you. The collection process usually takes approximately 90 minutes.

Your First Donation

Learn more about what the process is like and what you’ll need to bring with you.

Compensation for Your Time

Because plasma donation takes more time than a blood donation, CSL Plasma donors are compensated for their time. At the conclusion of your donation, your compensation is loaded directly onto a reloadable card and is immediately ready for use. While fees vary by location, eligible, qualified donors can get paid up to $700 each month for donating life-saving plasma. 

Have More Questions About Plasma Donation?

We’ve assembled a collection of frequently asked questions for you!

Read FAQs

First-time donors, please contact the center to confirm that your home address is within our recruitment area PRIOR to visiting since it varies per location.

*Donors can earn up to $700. Compensation and promotions for eligible, qualified donors vary by location and weight. Ask the center manager at your preferred donation location for details about your compensation.