Donating Plasma

What Is Plasma?

Plasma makes up about 55% of your body’s total blood volume and is the fluid that helps move blood components, cells and other substances vital to your body. Plasma also aids the clotting process by binding platelets together to help form clots. 

How Long Does It Take?

Plasma donations usually take 30 minutes. During that time you can read a book, connect to our Wi-Fi, use a computer, watch a movie, use a mobile device, or just sit back and relax knowing you’re helping save a life.

How Often Can I Donate?

You can donate plasma every 28 days.

Who Benefits from Plasma?

Plasma transfusions are used by a number of patients. Like those being treated for burns, hemophilia, immune system deficiencies, liver transplants, bone marrow transplants and trauma.

Can I Donate Plasma?

Typically we look for non-first time donors who are AB+ or AB-, and meet the following requirements:

  • At least 17 years old
  • Weigh at least 112 pounds
  • No aspirin or aspirin-containing drugs in the past 48 hours
  • Appointment required - Call 1-866-MIBLOOD (642-5663) to make an appointment to donate plasma.

Please contact your local donation center to ensure the location is currently offering plasma donation.