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Donation Steps

Getting Started

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.

How Long Does it Take?

Although wait times may vary at each location, the collection process takes approximately 90 minutes.

Where Can I Donate?

We have more than 170 collections centers. Find a donation center near you.

What Should I Bring?

  • A valid Government issued identification (Example: Driver's license, Military ID, etc.)
  • Proof of social security number (Example: Social Security Card)
  • If you are a resident of Mexico, please also provide a valid Border Crossing Card (BCC) or US Visa and Government issued document/identification indicating the CURP (Clave Unica de Registro de Poblacion) number
  • Proof of local residency (Example: Piece of mail postmarked in the past 30 days, current lease, utility bill, etc)
How is Plasma Collected

How is Plasma Collected?

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.

Is it safe to Donate Plasma

Is it safe to Donate Plasma?

Donating plasma is safe. The supplies used in collecting the plasma are sterile and are used only once. This ensures everything that comes in contact with your blood is safe.