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Why Donate Plasma with CSL Plasma?

Donation Benefits

Your donation helps those in need to live healthier lives.

Your plasma donation can save and improve lives, plain and simple.

Our parent company CSL Behring uses human plasma to produce therapies that are used around the world to treat bleeding disorders including hemophilia and von Willebrand disease, primary immune deficiencies, hereditary angioedema, inherited respiratory disease, and neurological disorders in certain markets. CSL Behring's products are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation, burn treatment and to prevent hemolytic diseases in the newborn, so many people will benefit from your donation.

And donating plasma is good for you, too, because you’ll get paid and leave with the knowledge that you’re making a real difference in someone else’s life.

What is Plasma? An Overview of Blood Plasma

Donating plasma has many benefits for both the donors and patients. Donors can get rewarded for their contributions, and recipients receive life-saving medical treatment for a variety of illnesses and disorders. When you donate plasma, your blood goes through a centrifuge that separates the plasma from the rest of your blood. But what is plasma? Read on to explore an overview of this important element of the human body that can make a huge difference for those who need it.

If you are interested in donating plasma, contact a CSL Plasma location near you, and help people around the world while getting rewarded yourself.

What are the differences in donating plasma versus blood?

You can safety donate plasma twice a week with a minimum of 48 hours between donations. Plasma is collected by an apheresis process in which your cells are returned to you. You receive saline at the end of the donation to help replenish your body fluids. Whole blood is not collected by apheresis, can only be donated every 56 days and there is no saline infusion at the end of the donation process.


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What is plasma?

Plasma is a straw-colored liquid that carries red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Plasma is made up of water (about 90%), proteins and clotting factors (8%), and small amounts of salts, glucose (blood sugar) and lipids (fats). It helps to maintain a satisfactory and steady level of blood pressure as well as deliver proteins for blood clotting purposes and fighting various diseases.

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Who is it helping?

Patients who use our products need them to replace missing or deficient proteins that allow them to lead healthy and more productive lives. These patients generally require regular infusions or injections throughout their lives as their conditions are genetic and chronic.

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How do I get started?

Anyone in good health, 18 or older, who weighs at least 110 lbs, have had no tattoos or piercings within the last 4 months, meets our eligibility and screening requirements, has valid identification and a permanent address is eligible to donate plasma. 

The More You Donate the More You Earn

CSL Plasma pays donors for being a life-saver. Donors are paid per donation on a pre-paid debit card and can earn up to $1,000* their first month*.
Please contact your local plasma collection center for more information.

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First-Time Donor Payments

Please contact the center to confirm that your home address is within our recruitment area PRIOR to visiting.

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Current Donor Payments

Donors receive payments for their time with payments made on a reloadable prepaid card and donors also accumulate points for each donation through our iGive Rewards® program. The more you give the more you get.

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 get up to $1,000. Payments and promotions for eligible, qualified donors vary by location and weight. Ask the center manager at your preferred donation location for details.