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Donation Success

Pre-Donation Tips:
What you can do to prepare before donating

  • Drink 4-6 eight-ounce glasses of water, fruit juice or other caffeine-free liquid at least 2 to 3 hours before donation
  • Avoid caffeinated beverages
  • Avoid alcohol of any type for 24 hours before you donate
  • Eat a meal prior to donation
  • Get adequate sleep

Post-Donation Tips:
What you can do after donating

  • Eat a light meal
  • Drink more fluids than usual for the next 4 hours
  • Avoid alcohol and cigarettes
  • Keep your venipuncture site clean and dry
  • The bandage may be removed after several hours
  • If there is bleeding from the venipuncture site, raise arm and apply pressure
  • If fainting or dizziness occurs, either lie down or sit with your head between your knees
  • If symptoms or other discomfort persist, telephone the center or see a doctor
one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma

We are one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma

Plasma is the key ingredient for products crucial to treating patients suffering from a host of life-threatening conditions around the world.

Patients rely on plasma-based therapies

Patients rely on plasma-based therapies

You can become an essential part of savings someone’s life by donating plasma.

What plasma donors can expect

What plasma donors can expect as they enter a CSL Plasma center

You’ll 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 a few questions using our donor kiosk.

Donor eligibility

Donor eligibility

Our qualified medical staff will perform your medical history and perform a brief physical examination to verify your eligibility as a donor.

donation process

The donation process

The donation process is called plasmapheresis and involves an automated machine that removes whole blood and separates plasma into a container. The red blood cells are then re-infused into the body. This process usually takes about 90 minutes. Sit back and read, relax or enjoy our wi-fi.

Plasma donors are compensated for their time

Plasma donors are compensated for their time

Once the plasma donation process has been completed, you will receive compensation for your time. Before leaving, please schedule your second donation. U.S. Plasma donors may donate twice in a seven-day period with at least two days in between donations.