Research Plasma

FAQs

What is plasma?

Plasma is the liquid component of blood.

What is specialty plasma donation program?

Specialty Plasma donor programs work with patients who have been recently diagnosed with certain infectious, autoimmune diseases or allergy.

Do donors get a compensation?

Specialty Plasma donors may be eligible to receive compensation up to $500 per week. Exact amount will depend on the program the donor is eligible to participate.

Where is the plasma used?

Usually specialty donor plasma is used to research, develop and test new and existing diagnostic tests. Thus specialty plasma donors contribute to helping diagnose other patients.

Where can prospective donors donate?

All plasma donations in the US are performed at FDA licensed and regulated plasma collection facilities. The plasma centers must follow strict guidelines for donor safety and privacy.

What is the eligibility criteria?

The donors are evaluated by the medical staff for their eligibility to donate. The minimum requirements are: the donor must be at least 18 years old, must weigh at least 110 lbs,  must have a photo ID,  must be negative for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C  and must not have had a tattoo or piercing in the last 12 months.

What if a prospective donor is on medications?

Donor may be eligible to donate plasma for research even on medications, depending on the type. The eligibility will be determined by a medical doctor.

What about privacy?

The donor centers comply with federal regulations known as HIPAA. The guidelines  protect donors' rights and privacy.


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