Plasma Biological Services

85 Tunnel Rd # 7
Asheville, North Carolina, USA 28805
(828)252-9967
Center Type: Paid Plasma paid plasma donation icon
Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7am - 5pm Tuesday and Thursday 7am - 6pm Saturday 8am - 2pm
Overall Rating: 2.79623 star rating

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Donor: xpdonor
Date: 2014-12-04
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I hate to say it but i agree with every negative thing i_ve read on here. Seems like to work there you either have to be a huge douche bag, a complete and total slut, a drug addict, or just straight up suck at your job. I stopped donating soley because of the complete lack of professionalism displayed by every employee/manager i encountered.

Donor: Anonymous
Date: 2014-05-24
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The employes that work there needs to watch there mouth. I don_t have anything against gay people but when I come donate I don_t want to hear who is sleeping with who. Raleigh the nurse is to beautiful to be going out with that ugly blond head girl Courtney. Im tired of hearing about who is doing Molly, smoking pot, taking adderall and so much. And if your a supervisor you shouldn_t be buying pills from your co workers Seth. Nikki and Karen who are manager and assistant managers shouldn_t be smoking pot with there co workers either. Very unprofessional place. I will not be donating no more but I shall be calling corporate on some of you guys especially Nikki Early. They never can keep anybody there. The main person I like was the young black girl Brittany with the dreads it was a damn shame letting her go over what someone said that was a lie and you guys know it if you really cared about your staff you would have known that man had it out for her the moment she started. It_s a shame you let the good ones go and you keep the bad like Courtney, BB, Seth it_s a crying shame. BB is the most aggravating person I have ever met she isn_t a good phlebotomist I don_t like her mouth or her attitude. Plasma Center need to be rebuilt from manager on down in that plasma center. I will never be back corporate will be hearing from me.

Donor: Bre
Date: 2014-04-21
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The staff are professional, informative and friendly. There_s only one or two people I wouldn_t let stick me. I have been going the same two days about 3-4 weeks now. Only one bruise.

Donor: Ada
Date: 2013-10-09
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Plasma centers do not take male-to-female transgender people because of our medication. yet they will not tell us at first. Wasted an hour and a half of my time, and all the gas left in my car. If they are sending away transgender people, they need a sign on the door the says they won_t take us. Might as well discriminate in our faces instead of behind our backs.

Donor: Anon
Date: 2013-08-19
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Gotta keep the ABC store in business, ya know!

Donor: Wowzers
Date: 2013-08-11
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If you want to be treated badly and have your blood drawn by a prison to work staff, what a great place!!

Donor: Wowzers
Date: 2013-08-08
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found myself standing dumbfounded by the rudeness of the staff. Where did they find these people?? The halfway house?

Donor: Unknown
Date: 2013-07-06
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I have been donating for awhile and I have t to say the negative posts I have been reading here are correct. This place Plasma Biological Service in Asheville has the most unprofessional staff and management I have ever encountered in a medical facility. Their employees lack maturity and compassion toward the donor who has an unsuccessful donation due to infiltrating the donor_s vein. They act like they could care less if you have a big bruise going half way down your arm. When you approach them about it, they don_t take any responsibility for their actions. I hate donating there now and I never want to go back. I hope someone complains to the FDA and the entire place shuts down until someone else can run this business correctly.

Donor: R.J.
Date: 2013-05-24
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I have been donating for about 4 years now. It seems now that every time I go in there anothor one of my favorite workers is no longer there. Shannon, Nikki, and Feleesha are gone. Now I just found out that Chelsea doesn_t work there anymore either. That makes me sad because she was awesome. Seth and Celeste are still there but aren_t meant to stick people anymore. Which sucks because they always did a good job on me. There are so many new workers there now and I have had mixed experiences with them. Mel is very nice but talks way to much and can_t stick my left arm. Josh is very good for being one of the newest people there. Nate has been there for a long time and is one of the best but I hardly see him there becasue hes part time. Zach is good but doesn_t stick around to see if the stick is ok. Also if my machine alarms 9 out of 10 times he just hits a button and walks away. Honestly I think that they are all pretty good people. Each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The only person who I don_t understand how she is still there is Donna. She is slow, lazy, gossips a lot and hurts me everytime. I have seen her be friendly to somebodys face but as soon as they walk away she talks smack about them to other workers or even donors. I find that highly unprofessional.

Donor: patrickd727
Date: 2013-05-20
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I have been donating for about a year now and i must say that i am very satisfied with the center and thier employees... most try hard at thier job and those that don_t seem to be weeded out fairly quickly (lucky for us)...there are however some inexperienced stickers, fortutunatly we clients have a choice as to who sticks us..the front of the house staff and managment are top notch and professional always and every employee seems to care and try to make an otherwise anxious experience more tolerable and even a bit enjoyable...Thanks to all of the staff for the service you provide....

Donor: ABALL
Date: 2013-01-07
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its a good place and the staff is for the most part friendly, ask for donna or chelsea they are the best and their are some cuties there too

Donor: Aball
Date: 2013-01-07
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the people that work there for the most part are very nice when you go ask for donna or chealsea, the you one with dark hair they both are good at their job and their are some cuties that work there

Donor: ur daddy
Date: 2012-09-05
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I_ve donated for a few years on and off I_ve been stuck by a number of employees but I do have to brag on the curly haired bearded dude my right arm got missed then he came over calm and cool stuck my left arm with no problems or any pain I was shocked he_s. Better than peaple give him credit for

Donor: David
Date: 2012-08-23
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I_m a new donor; 3 visits so far. Got Sissy first time; she told me that \_hemocrit\_ was how hydrated I was, and I should drink more water. Dictionary gave me proper pronunciation, and told me it was amount of packed red blood cells. How is drinking more water going to raise red blood cells? Rusty water, high in iron? Got long haired guy with black glasses, second time; no problems. Got sissy again last visit. Needle kept hurting. Alarm on machine kept going off. She said I wasn_t pumping hard enough. Finally Nikki answered alarm; adjusted needle: pain stopped. Alarms stopped. Not going back unless I can find out if I can request who I get stuck by, Need to avoid sissy.

Donor: annonymous
Date: 2012-08-13
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You need to change the map and the picture on this site; you now have someplace with real parking! If you are a new donor, stay away from the little girl who has SiSi on her hat. She waits at least 10 minutes before she answers the machine alarms. She will tell you that you are not pumping hard enough, which is why you have a HB error, and one of the other girls will walk over and get the kink out of your line (which Sisi installed) fixing the problem. She is really bad for infiltrating my veins, at which point I have to get someone to change arms. She has also ripped out the needles at an angle that does not match my vein, leaving a rip that bleeds instead of a small hole that clots. The wait at the new place is longer, but if I can avoid HER, I don_t mind it too much. That girl is either inept or vicious.

Donor: dont hate cause you cant!
Date: 2012-08-13
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last week I was doing a physical to attempt to \_donate\_ and on my way to the restroom I overheard a man snapping at the women behind the desk, they calmly listened and reacted in a very professional way but he continued to argue with the employees untill insisting to speak with someone higher up. when the manager stepped out and spoke to this man it was entertaining to see him slip off his pedestal, she approached him with respect, facts, and chances to get over this hurdle and begin to doante. being able to watch what could have been a confrontation made me appreciate these ladies for what they do. I could never imagine dealing with difficult people like that on a dialy basis. I am excited to get to know these employees better and become a regular donor. Thanks for a fast friendly expereince

Donor: very satisfied
Date: 2012-08-13
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when the center was on merrimon, pretty much every aspect of the visit was frustrating, but thankfully the new center meets every expectation i could imagine. The wait time is much shorter, all the employees are super friendly and happy to help you with any questions or concerns about donating. I feel as if they have began to take more pride in the work they do, because the efficiency has absolutely skyrocketed. I have been donating for about 6 months and have met some employees who would make any compnay proud to be represented with such a wonderful attitude. Seeing the folks on a weekly basis makes me thankful to have such a place. I would recommend coming here to anyone i know because I have never been disappointed by this company. Management has done an incredible job of selecting their employees to work the front (I beleive they are considered donor processors) because these ladies and gents have a way of lightening your spirit and helping you see just how much of a good deed you are doing for the community and the world

Donor: Derrick
Date: 2012-08-12
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Pretty large facility compared to the old one on Merrimon Avenue. I don_t know about all the (alleged) B/S posted in the comments and don_t care to know all I can say is what I experienced there was pretty good overall. For me, 45 minutes to an hour for 20-25 dollars a week and helping to save lives and make medicine, worth it. it even got me through a tight money crunch at mid week. I_m going to be there next week to donate again.

Donor: m
Date: 2012-07-17
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where is the new building at?.

Donor: AT LAST BEYONCE
Date: 2012-07-06
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well as Beyonce would say. AT LASSSSSSSSSST. dON_TS BEYONCE LOOK LIKE SOME ONE WHO WOULD DONATE IF she didn_t alrady make millions asn still not be able to sing?? ANY WAY AT LAST, they are getting a new building, course the employyes will have to park down at the fire stone, or eleswhere, any where but close, and maybe they should run a shuttle to the the center as for some who ride the bus that will be to far a wallk. Now change the attitide of managmenet towwards employees.. and treat them nice, maybe some can last longer than 6 months

Donor: anonymous
Date: 2012-06-28
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For the most part I have found the staff to be pleasant and accommodating with the exception of the nurses Kim (who never smiles) and Raleigh. I feel like I will scream if I have to hear about Raleigh_s sex life anymore!!! While Nate is a nice guy, he has no business with a needle in his hand. The \_ladies\_ at the front desk really could really use a dose of professionalism. I don_t know her name - but thank God the girl with long, dark hair, who worked the middle desk is gone. The young blond that works there is wonderful. I think Jess needs some more training before being turned loose to stick people. I believe that Celeste and Seth make a great supervisory team. While not trying to hurt her feelings, I really feel that the staff needs to be more careful when they are complaining about Donna and the amount of times she calls in sick. They are very unprofessional regarding her. I am hopeful that once they move everything will improve. I really love Shannon, Billy, Nikki, Seth and Celeste. Sissy might need to be reassigned up front somewhere.

Donor: at last
Date: 2012-06-19
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maybe things will improve with the new building, the internal problems might even improve, I liked working there, but things got really strange; to much having to watch your back. When you get trust fellow employyes, and managemnt will not listen to you, but will to the backstabers.. it is time to mov e on

Donor: noticed some progress
Date: 2012-05-26
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at least now they do have an AUTOMATED phone system. pARKING WILL always be an issue, unless you can get management out of the lot, only tow should be allowed to park ther not ALL of them. and with the construction at the tmeples. employes have to park even further away. some donars too. The pay is still low, but for one hours worth of risking your health and having your arm carry needle tracks it is worth the 20 to 30 you make depending on your weight. employees are still treated badly but as long as they have a job they just suck it up. just keep your noise clean , do not talk to anyone you can not trust.. always smile even if you want to cry. be nice and do not tell on others unless it really really involves doing something wrong on the job. be nice to management even though they are not nice to you and you will someday make 10 dollars a hour after 5 or 6 years

Donor: once upon a time
Date: 2012-05-19
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Still no new building, and who knows if that will come to pass. It needs to be on a bus stop that is for sure. But rent is so high most places. The parking is abonibal. and so many really good employes are gone for one reason or another. life goes on not much will change except the employees

Donor: Jamaal Truth
Date: 2012-05-14
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This site must really be getting to that dumb whore Nikki. Apparently she_s enlisting others to talk about how wonderful she is, or possibly even posting on here herself. No amount of Christian garbage spewing out of your whore mouth can undo the wrong you have done, Nikki Early. You are a liar and a filthy whore.

Donor: worst comments ever heard
Date: 2012-05-10
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if so many are unsatisfied with how they are runing the business please contact the beter business buearo and any others who may help and i believe in god myself and its ok to talk and teach about him but dont be a pusher especially in a work place.

Donor: ashegal
Date: 2012-05-04
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Courteous people, caring and friendly. I really like the ctr mgr, Nikki. She addressed any questions I had, shes very helpful!

Donor: Beachguy
Date: 2012-05-03
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The employees are very nice, expecially Donna, Billy, Dustin. The young girl about 21 I think her name is sissy, she not a good sticker, request someone else if she picks up your chart. She put the needle the way through my vein twice. I alway was treated nice by nikki. The parking is terrible and dangerous and only a one road in/out type going on. not good. All in all if you watch out for sissy don_t let her stick you - its ok.

Donor: love
Date: 2012-04-25
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I think the phlebotomy does great good ppl

Donor: Don Stringfield
Date: 2012-04-02
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What time open and closed what day ?

Donor: when when when
Date: 2012-03-12
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It has been over two years when they said they would get a new building, and still the same old building... which is fine except to place to park as managment sucks up all the parking spots so donrs can not park in the lot; tey won;t park on the street becasue theri cars might get m=damaged.. they do not care about the employes cars on the street, or the fact employyes have to park up at the temple and risk getting mugged after dark. it is ALL ABLOUT MANAGEMENT there... they look out for each other and have little concern for the employyes that do the work... they really do nt care about the donars either.. you are just a arm to be stuck and sucked

Donor: once uupon a dontation
Date: 2012-03-11
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once I worked at the plasma center, I liked the job. it was not great, and no chance of getting anywhere..but it paid semi ecent. Thught the world of Nikki, but I was fired becasue I was backstabbed by some one that crried more clout. Sad to hear what has become of her, and i hope she did the right thing about her kitty cats that she cared for. I hear a lot about what goes on there, and it makes me very very sad.. The place could be great, it serves a valuable service in the asheville economy. But nkikki beeds to talk mre to the employyes rather tahn listen to the gossip of those people she likes and thinks are behind her. The one person she tursts is not the person she should trust; the person she thinks that is after her job is not. there are two others that are, and she respects them..the are bidding time

Donor: flebug
Date: 2012-02-24
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i love the service at PBS!!! the employees are very sweet and kind, some of them could use some work on the sticking though:( ouch!!! but donna, tamara, and nikki are my favorite:) they allstick without it hurting... the center is very clean and they make you feel welcome at all times:)KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

Donor: anyone that donates at PBI
Date: 2012-02-21
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Nikki, you work at a plasma bank not a strip club. Stop dressing like you dance at the Treasure Club. No one wants to see your muffin top, you dumb whore

Donor: Joe Average Donor
Date: 2012-01-20
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No problems here with any of the staff. Great group of individuals, most of them are competent in their positions. A few exceptions here and there, but overall very god. The only problem with this center is the absolute moral bankruptcy of the center manager. She is a walking waste of protoplasm. Whoever hired this silly whore for a supervisory position ought to be hanged.

Donor: Casual Observer
Date: 2011-11-27
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Methinks the outraged defender doth protest too much. There is ZERO excuse for a person placed in a supervisory position to have inappropriate sexual contact with a subordinate. Not only ONE subordinate, but THREE subordinates. The only thing she is suffering from is excess oxygen consumption...

Donor: Anonymous Donor
Date: 2011-11-18
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I just have to say, as a former donor there that there is nothing wrong with the place all of the employees are very nice and seem to care about each donor in particular the blonde one up front is really nice. i do not quite remember her name she stuck me with the blue needle thing. anyways , all i have noticed on this website is how much all of you other donor_s b**ch and complain, well if you do not like it there, it is simple STOp GOING! and all of you employees who think that is so freaking bad to work there. SUCK IT UP, you have a job atleast smile about that!

Donor: Reginald Wayne
Date: 2011-11-05
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I think overall the plasma center is decent. If you are broke then you can get some cash to eat on and by smokes. I would not go unless John Or Nikki is there to stick me. They are AWESOME Painless stick EVERYTIME. I wish I could say the same for others. Lisa DOES NOT BELONG ANYWHERE in the center. She is a lost sad person. I really feel sorry for her. Everyone needs a Job... But lady you cant Stick...so they move you up front..and now you cant even stick fingers right.. She almost broke my finger trying to squeeze blood. Just Quit. other than that JERRY is the King and makes everyone feel at home! His great personality makes it all worth while. Kudos!!

Donor: Outraged Defender
Date: 2011-10-15
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Am I mislead in believing that this \_blog\_ is supposed to rate and give comments related to the actual CENTER? I believe your rantings about ANY employees personal life is slander, be it truth or fiction. Furthermore, to say that someone should be \_terminated\_ from life because of personal decisions, is just horrible. We are not to stand in judgement. Period. I_m sure all of you who have posted about this person have yourselves messed up. Okay, so you are upset, you are disappointed, you are disgusted. Guess what? Don_t go back. It_s your choice to walk away from what makes you uncomfortable. If this person had mistreated you, personally, then fine, blurt it out on this site for all to read. From what I am reading, that seems to not be what happened. Do you not think SHE is struggling right now? Maybe you should take time to think about that and how YOU would feel if the situation was turned.

Donor: Franklin Zebidar
Date: 2011-10-04
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It would seem that the individual who spoke of the center manager being \_great with child\_ and \_having relations with a donor\_ was NOT just having \_sour grapes\_, nor yet a vengeful ex-employee. That information was confirmed. This stupid, obnoxious, third-rate retard needs to be terminated. And I don_t mean simply fired from her job either.

Donor: Hidden truths
Date: 2011-09-12
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So Nikki and Josh have hidden their relationship or so they think but how are they going to hide this child that she is carring. Why do some rules only apply to certain people? Let me guess certain rules are aloud to be broken huh? CONGRADULATIONS NIKKE AND JOSH ON YOUR NEW BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Donor: anonymous
Date: 2011-09-09
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THEY RIP YOU OFF. WHERE IM FROM THEY PAY 50 DOLLARS YOUR FIRST TIME AND EVERY TIME AFTER THAT. I WENT THERE AND I GOT 20 DOLLAR. ITS NOT WORTH IT. And they make at least 1500 of on of your donations. They are a very poor place

Donor: uppphhhh...
Date: 2011-09-06
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Fascinating how those posting here have no concept of grammar or basic English. If many of them, as claimed by other posters, are former employees, I can see why they were fired.

Donor: what the heck
Date: 2011-08-25
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guess this blog no longer works tired to post a positive blog has been three days and it does not show up, maybe becasue most where bad they have banned comments. mine was a positive comment. so who cares

Donor: let the word go forth
Date: 2011-08-22
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well the word is out and I hope corporate learns of it. Nikki needs to be realeased of her duties as manager there. over the years she has been in charge she has often told employees in meetings that we can not have realtionships with fellow employees or with doners/ Yet she herself has not followed this rule. She has had realtions with a few employees and doners herself. and the latest is not only a former doner, but a curent empoyee who is younger than she is. AND not only that but she is now great with child. She has always been one that has been loud with obnicoxious laughter yet admossines employyes for the same. She does not like gossip, yet she has been heard to say... in her office to fellow mangers \_isn_t it fun to sit in here and talk about people.\_ IF coporate knew what went on she would be fired. but then maybe she had sex with them as well. and she is the GOODTIME gIRL NOT THE GOODBY GIRL. IF SHE WAS GONE THE PLACE WOULD RUN BETTER AS EVERYOE WOULD HAVE A PERSON THEY COULD ACTUALLY TRUST AND LOOK UP TO.

Donor: To matt and all other donors.
Date: 2011-08-16
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In response to Matt who called the people who work there \_jew bastards\_ for only giving him $10 after he pulled out his phone. It doesn_t matter when or why you use your phone, if you are on the bed and you use it you_re only meant to get FIVE $$ so they actually gave you more than you deserved. There are signs EVERYWHERE and if you donate regularly you should know better. Same with eating/drinking on the bed, sleeping or \_resting your eyes\_. These are rules put into place by corporate and the phlebotomists are obligated to enforce them. In fact, they can/will be written up by management if they let donors break rules. Enough write ups and they could get fired. The phlebs already deal with A LOT of B.S. on a day to day basis from donors. Although most of the ppl who donate are normal and cool; many donors are rude, sexist, creepy, and quite literally stink. So why should the phlebs on top of that tolerate anyone blatantly ignoring a rule that_s posted every where and could get them in trouble?? So you_re never coming back there, GOOD. I hope you find another place where you can get paid to sit and watch t.v. for an hour.

Donor: Jack
Date: 2011-08-01
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I have given blood with the Red Cross for many years. Someone told me to give with Plasma Biological Services, because they compensate you. While the majority of staff members are polite, kind and professional, there are enough employees who are loud, rude and completely out of place in a medical setting to hinder the overall atmosphere and quality. I will not be returning, and would advise others to refrain from going in the first place.

Donor: to ??????
Date: 2011-08-01
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WHICH OLDER lader are you asking about and I can tell you. do you mean at the front donor section and how long ago, if you mand two years or more ago that person was retirment age, and had just had enough. if you man most recently last few months that would be Pat, and she two had had enouhg then the others... where probably fired, or also moved on. would be nice to know who you are talking about so you could get a rsponse. my bet is the person was fired as 6 out of 10 people that leave are fired.

Donor: UNBELIEVABLE
Date: 2011-07-29
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WHEN IS IT OK FOR MANAGEMENT TO ENGAGE IN A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH AN EMPLOYEE? HMMMM NEVER !!!! BUT ONLY HERE IS NIKKIE ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH IT. SHE LEFT HER HUSBAND FOR JOSH ! SO WHY DOES SHE HAVE A JOB IF IT WAS ANY OTHER EMPLOYEE THEY WOULD BE FIRED ON THE SPOT NO QUESTIONS ASKED! AND HOW CAN SHE EXPECT OTHERS TO FOLLOW RULES IF SHE DOESNT DO IT HERSELF. IS THIS REALLY FAIR TO THE REST OF HER EMPLOYEES THAT HE GETS \_ SPECIAL PRIVLEDGES\_ OUTSIDE OF JOSHS BED THERE NEXT DATE NEEDS TO BE AT THE UNEMPLOYEMENT OFFICE TOGETHER!

Donor: whats done is done
Date: 2011-07-18
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it does not matter it does not matter. nothing will chanage, thought when DON left, Shane would see things, but the cover up is good. Now Shane is gone, and the stuff goes on. Nothing will ever change as the cover up is so darn good

Donor: disapointed
Date: 2011-07-09
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WELL things go from bad to worse. I can not beleive they fired RENNE... cannot believe a lot of things about that place, cannot bleive they can not find decent workers, surley goodnes and mercey every one can not be so incompetendt they must be fired. who does the hireing, is it bad hireing, or is it just they take wht they can get because they only pay 8 or 8,50 a hour and after a year and ahalf if you hvae not gotten fired you MIGHT just MIGHT get a whole 26 raise... my that helps out with the cost of living. not to mention the fact going there twice a week for 10 or more years like some doners your arms look like you do durgs becasue of the holes in them. the place is clean okay... bathrooms are marginal; but the place is old and outdated, and not cherfull, least do keep it sort of clean in the waiting room

Donor: Robert Bowling
Date: 2011-07-08
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Im not here to bash the donation center and I have only had the kindest of experiences. The staff has always been very professional IMO. Dont know why people feel the need to hide behind phony names and have to put the place down..Keep up the good work!!!!

Donor: knows too much
Date: 2011-06-29
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I have been donating at the center for many years. I listen and pay attention to everything that goes on and what everyone is saying. Here is what I can tell you: To any new donors- FDA regulates how they process your info. It_s not personal, that actually is the rules. Yes, the questions have to be asked and your finger has to be stuck EVERY TIME. As far as the staff goes- the manager Nikki is under qualified and unprofessional to say the least. Her volume is too loud, she dresses like an escort, and she fires anyone that challanges her authority-she has a big head and is on a serious powertrip. The other \_managers\_ are also horribly under qualified. The troll Kim up front is just as irritating as Nikki and talks to staff and donors alike as though she is their mom- highly unprofessional. The staff turnover is due to the fact that anyone who has any education higher than the managers pose a threat when they attempt to correct issues. In reference to the staff with colored hair- I have been processed by them, they are actually very smart, I know at least one of them has a 4-yr degree. The older staff up front-bless them-try hard but do things all wrong. The loud fat dark haired girl(chassie or something that sounds like a car part) is far more involved in talking about herself than doing her job. The floor staff is a coin toss. Some are great at their job, others, well there is a reason you have to sign off that you won_t sue them. And evidently, all you have to do is lie about travels or being gay or tattoos or jail, because there are plenty of people in there donating every week that blatantly lie about all of those. In the End- can you make a few bucks doing something that benefits others? Yes. Is it safe? Mostly. Should you expect to see the same people for very long(other than management)? Not likely. And, in all honesty, if the comments are coming from ex-donors or ex-employees there is probably merit behind what they say.

Donor: pj
Date: 2011-06-23
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i dont know what most of u people are talking about. My first time everyone was professional and polite.I_ll definatly be going back.

Donor: little bitty doner
Date: 2011-06-21
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boy there is no one there that was there this time last year, well escept for Nikki, Tuck, and maybe maybe three others, and oh of Course Marlene. some good people have been fired over not much. Job scared is what Nikki is, but the person she thinks is after her job is not, the person she says is not is. And how about her private life going on on the outside with staff, and one donor?????????????, AN EMPLOYEE WOULD BE fired and was, and THAT was made up.

Donor: Franklin
Date: 2011-06-19
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most of the phlebotomists at this place are decent. have not experienced any of the horseshit everyone else tlaks about in previous posts. have been going here for a year now. the new guy John is an awesome individual, very personable and a hell of a sense of humor. would feel comfortable letting him stick my 3 year old.

Donor: SAM
Date: 2011-06-12
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Great place to go if you need a little extra cash. Everyone seemed nice and $5 student bonus!

Donor: Jonathan
Date: 2011-06-12
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This place is slamming busy all the time! Staff are real nice most of the time and they take good care of you

Donor: ryan
Date: 2011-06-06
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well it does seem that most the people on here are either ex-employees or donors that have been banned, i know from my experience that i had a false positive for a staph infection on 3 different occasions , all three times my test were mishandled, last time i talked to them on the phone i was told i could come back donate, heck nothing beats watching a decent movie and getting paid for it and the people on here who don not have decent veins please for the love of god do not attempt to do this. all in all i like going there and i like the people, never had a problem other wise and the staff there is pretty decent if you ask me!!!!

Donor: Phleb Fan
Date: 2011-06-04
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I agree that things aren_t perfect at the center. But seriously people, what is perfect in this world? I think the staff does an excellent job considering what they have to put with on a daily basis! Alot of people have no respect or consideration for the job they do. Would I work there for what they make, and sweat like they do while they try to make everyone who donates comfortable and to get them to run as quickly as possible? NO!!!!! Give them a break! I_ve found if you are nice to people....most people will return the kindness. And for God_s sake, don_t show up 15 min before quittin time and then complain about the \_machine\_ running slow. If u don_t have time to donate at a descent hour of the day.....don_t donate!!!!

Donor: John Doe
Date: 2011-05-26
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A Employee there has AIDS it just didn_t show up on the test because the medication controlled it, just be warned....

Donor: Shugga
Date: 2011-05-23
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Lisa (the big blonde loud one)... Is simply.terrible. She doesn_t anchor the vein when she sticks people. She_s slooooow. Cannot take any form of critism. When she messes up (every day!) she_ll lie about it. Almost all the donors she sticks have had a bad experience. I have no idea why tje hold on to her yet, they_ve fired ppl for far less.

Donor: ????
Date: 2011-05-15
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I want ot know what happen to the older lady up front, she seemed to be the only one up front who knew what was going on? These new people with green and purple, blue hair, they look extremely unprofessional and don_t look like they know what they are doing! I_m scared sometimes when I walk in the place with so many new people inthere all the time, how can they get good at the job if its always new people, and it just looks bad when there is such a huge turn over. I wonna get a job there just to see if the work is so bad or is it the rules? I wish the place was cleaner? It is our blood they are working with!

Donor: Matt
Date: 2011-05-10
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that place is bs i pulled my phone out when i was almost done to get a ride and those jews only gave me 10 dollars after i gave them a whole damn bottle im not going back and everyone there can kiss my ass

Donor: dear karen
Date: 2011-05-06
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Karen you wanted to know about the proffesionalsim of the place, well it is a running joke there, they do not understand the term. they try lord lord do they try. But when the manager of the place is so darn young and her first real job wht can you exoect. I used to think she was fari minded, and cared for the employyes as well as the donars. but I learned the hard way she was and is not. and it is sad, but becasue she is afraid for her own skin she attacks rather than listiens now. she is afraid of gossip, but she creates gossip. she is afraid others will try for her job and her out to get her. she kills off her biggest supporters in the way of firing. the peole up front as of today may 6 not a single one was there last year this time, well maybe 2. surley not that many peopel deserved to be fired do you think

Donor: x...... perience
Date: 2011-04-20
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It is a job to have between jobs, because no maatter what you will be fired from there eventually unless you are managemnet. It could be for a good reason, or just becasue, as this is a right to work state. You may get a raise after one year or you may not, and if you do it will be anywhere from 10cents to 25 cents a hour, but you probably will not last that long. with few exceptions most do not last but 1.5 years. managemnt is scared of corporate, but why corporate does not wonder why the turn over rate is so high is question . they will be moving to a new building soon so the parking issues they have may soon be gone. the parking is limited in back, and 1/3 of the spaces are for management. the job is easy, but stressful the pay is low, better off to go work for Bob Ingle, or even WAL mART

Donor: beenthere done that
Date: 2011-04-14
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well it is not complaining. IT WAS the easiest job in the world. But the rules where constanaly changing. And if you are not management eventually you be fired for not very much. Management watches out for each other, and fixes thier misktakes, but any one else the mistkae will get fixed and forgotten or you will be wirtten up and then fired. THAT IS THE WAY it is and it does not matter, as for what they pay you can find another job. where managment is not so petty, where managmenet does not encourage poeple to rat others out. it just a shame to fired from a place where even a 5th grader could do the job, except for the blod sticking. i am talking about the front desk donar area...where most are fired, you have to be under age 35, be a snitch and have only a high school graduation to stay there.

Donor: Not happy
Date: 2011-04-09
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The place is going down hill. They have so many new people working, they don_t seem to me like they know what they are doing. The place definetley has some problems,when they have a whole new set of staff every month. They really need to start paying better, The TN center pays $10 more bucks every donation. Plasma is plasma it shouldn_t pay diffrent amounts, it goes the same place. It_sa monopoly!

Donor: Mary
Date: 2011-03-19
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Give the place a break will u! Obviously a lot of disgruntled ex-workers ranting on here and most likely because of their bad attitudes because the staff and donors seems pretty happy when the times i_ve been there...thanks for what u do

Donor: Chris
Date: 2011-03-19
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Great place for college students to make a little extra money. I think everyone is polite and looking out for everyone_s best interest. There is a lot of rules but it makes me feel better to know that all the rules r being followed and the staff care about my health...peace

Donor: kevin h
Date: 2011-02-25
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Overall everyone is nice and efficient but please newer employees need to know what they are doing before trying to put a needle in someone_s arm. Is there a test or something to make sure they know what a vein is and how to set up the machines if there is one of your employees cheated if she passed (LISA)!!!!

Donor: anonymous
Date: 2011-02-04
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The people are great...most of them. I felt welcome although the place was insanely busy doesn_t matter the day! Kudos for what you do

Donor: David C.
Date: 2011-02-03
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I don_t know why some people are complaining about the plasma center. The people that I have met are very friendly, and don_t seem to mind answering any of my curiousity type questions. No need to single out any particular person as they all seem friendly to me. I guess some people are just born to whine and complaign

Donor: sellin' plasma fo cash!
Date: 2011-02-03
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If you read all this bullshit without experiencing the place for yourself, you are ignorant. Don_t believe everything you hear/read. Like someone else said earlier. The ones talking trash are disgruntled ex-employees or donors who have been banned from the place. Suck it up and move on with your pathetic lives.

Donor: ill bill
Date: 2011-02-03
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Of course the business is there to make money. It is, after all, a FUCKING BUSINESS! Wait a second, isn_t that why your there to begin with? Money? Don_t tell me you_ve got some noble cause and the money doesn_t matter. Otherwise you be talking shit about the Red Cross who simply takes you blood and sends you out on your ass with a cookie!

Donor: Nigel
Date: 2011-01-29
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I just wanted to say that my experiences donating at PBS, is always a pleasure. The crew at the screening area are always pleasant. And a big \_up_s\_ to Nikki for finding the right spot to stick me and to Brandie for being able to follow suite. Needless to say, these are my favorites. Although I can_t leave out Celeste. She was, The One, before my original vein went hay-wire. All in all, I like the place. Oh! And Brad is cool too.

Donor: bad blood
Date: 2011-01-11
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if the trainer tuck buck chuck was have ways decent maybe the turn oover would not be so bad, and if the staff was paid a good salery maybe they would really care, but when you are yelled at for silly things, and management gets away with the same things because they watch each others backs it is not fair, the employees need to tell corporate what REALLY goes on but management would deney it and the evidence is hid

Donor: know da score
Date: 2011-01-09
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ITS A WONDER THE PLACE RMEAINS IN BUSINESS EXCEPT FOR THE GRACE OF God, Nikki is mean mean to her stafff, except the favoirtes. to be a favoirte you must rat out your fellow employes. that way you will GET the 50 cent raise not the 26 raise, nor will you be fired.

Donor: karen
Date: 2010-12-28
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I would like to hear some comments about the professionalism of this business. Basically, I want to know if I am going to be SAFE here being punctured and drained. Does anyone know anything about that? Thanks.

Donor: Jennifer
Date: 2010-12-20
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Well they have new employees there. Many new donor processors and phlebotomists. Everyone seems real nice though. I_ve been donating there for over a year and I always have a good experience. By the way, have you seen the new donor processor I think his name is Josh? He is so hot lol. I like the staff there. Very pleasant.

Donor: Donor
Date: 2010-12-20
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Had a great experience!

Donor: Been there and finally done it!
Date: 2010-12-17
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Everyone seemed very polite. It ook me a few times running around to get the correct stuff to bring to donate. Bring SOCIAL SECURITY CARD and Driver License with you. Once I got these everything went good. Staff was great and very informative. I met several mgmt up front before I donated and they were very kind and nice to me and also the employees.

Donor: 4 the money
Date: 2010-12-17
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Oh please. Bunch of bitter ex-employees who can_t get another job and then spend all their time on the computer thinking about the plasma center and what they are going to post next...and that_s why you are gone....

Donor: bloodmoney
Date: 2010-12-14
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Ok, I_ll be the first to admit that the place isn_t perfect. But it_s pretty darn good for what it is. Trust me, as a 20yr donor, I have seen FAR worse places. Mostly everyone has good attitudes considering all the BS they must deal with (have you seen some of the people who donate??). My favorite phlebotomists are Nikki, Brandie, and Chelsea. They have great dispositions and are really good. Celest and Tamara are good too.. even though T can be cranky and Celest a bit vacant. I don_t know anybody elses names cuz they_re fairly new. The guys tend to watch t.v. too much while the girls run all around picking up the slack. There_s a brand new guy with tattoos who seems pretty with it though.

Donor: DANIEL
Date: 2010-12-10
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I think the place has improved significantly in the last several years I_ve been donating. Tons of more people but things are moving faster. The girls are fantastic. Money to watch TV in this bad economy is awesome! I love you

Donor: why why why
Date: 2010-12-08
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this place is just amazing.. the turn over except for managemnet is constant. management must wathc out for each other . Marlene at the contol desk is in fact in the right postion as she does control the wnole place. nikkie the so called manger is a blitheirng idot , loud silly clown make up and is rude to her employees. she only will listen to the goddes marlen the formmer manger bring back mr mudd

Donor: truth sayer
Date: 2010-12-08
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the biggest problem there is marlene and nikki

Donor: tink
Date: 2010-12-06
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Look, they aren_t terrible. If you have decent veins you can be in and out pretty quickly. If you don_t, don_t bother - they don_t have some crack medical team that can find crazy little veins and not infiltrate, they have people that would make about as much money working at a fast food restaurant. Be realistic, be polite to the people with sharp objects, and if it doesn_t work for you stop going there.

Donor: Pamela
Date: 2010-12-02
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I think the staff do a good job. I complimented them today and they asked me to make a comment on here so here I am. I think some of these people making the rude comments need to get a life and realize there are rules and regulations to be followed and everyone is just trying to do their job to the best of their ability. That means donors won_t always make it and employees will be fired. I think it_s a great way to make some extra money and I like it that the staff joke around with me when I come into donate.

Donor: Susan
Date: 2010-12-01
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I donated for the first time ever and had a great experience. The wait was a bit long but everyone was very nice and polite for how many people were there. I felt welcome. The parking was crazy crowded.

Donor: nice
Date: 2010-11-30
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i think they got some good people who works there,they try there best n very friendly.everyone has to learn so noone needs to be so mean n hateful.we all r god kids.

Donor: little pig donor
Date: 2010-11-29
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there is nothing kind to say about this place. all the good peopl are gone, Kim, Connie, Evita, Ellen, Keisha, Amanda. This place is focused only on ONE THING AND that is making money for management. the trainer Tuck is patheictic. Nikki the nmanger is a total waste, silly, childish, and the little blond management person is just plain stupid... not a brain in that little head, Marlene needs to get a life. she is loud and very obniousx and bossy, and so uptight. the place has gone down hill in the last two years, used to be decent before Nikki took over. and Renne...what a mouth on that woman more mouth on her than ass on a goose

Donor: honest evaluator
Date: 2010-11-29
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the only way the place will impove is for Marlene and Nikki to stop the gossiop. and Marlne needs to stop preaching to poeple ablout being gay, and telling them to follow GODS EXAMPLE. SHE POSIONS nIKKIS MIND AGAINST GOOD EMPLOYEES UNLESS THEY go church 4 times a week like she does. Nikki is loud loud loud, and she worships Jermemy

Donor: larry the lazy donor who hears
Date: 2010-11-23
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the biggest problems there, are Nkikki, Tuck the so called tranner, and Marlene. Nikki does wear to much make up, is to loud, and thinks certain people are after her job. the two people she trusts, one will tell her anything, even make up stuff about others and get them fired to stay in her god favor, the one she trusts is actually after her job. But she is only 27 and is still to young to know anything. all she talks about is chewing some one a new asshole. and she has to fire them becasue if she does not and they make a mistake she could get fired and she is not going to let that happen. so three mistakes and you are out unless you profess your love to God, and rat other employees out. she LOVES THAT SHE even asks people to rat each other out. she respects that

Donor: unknown
Date: 2010-11-16
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nikki needs to realize that she runs off her employees. im a 2x a week donor and i have seen her yelling at her GOOD employees...they bust there ass for her! and she yells at them like she has no sense. maybe if she would treat her employess like they should be treated i woulndt see a new face every week i went in to donate. she pushes her employees and then they eventually leave...she needs to loose the clown makeup as well. and stop being so heartless.

Donor: Miss Thang
Date: 2010-11-05
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Compared to other facilities that offer similar services I have to say that this is the best one I_ve seen. Sure, some of the phlebs there I don_t like as much as others. Either because they are annoying or hurt me more. So I simply ask for a phleb that I like. Chelsei, Nikki, and Celest are always friendly, patient and are my favorit ppl there. Tamara and Brandie are also good.. the other phlebs I won_t let touch me with a ten foot pole! Everyone is different and you gotta find out who is the best for you. So give them a try and then pick the ones you like and only let them stick you.

Donor: Avoidin Jerryn
Date: 2010-11-05
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Jerryn is super annoying and horrible. She infiltrated my arm and then had the nerve to blame me for it! WTH?! Like, it ballooned up right after she stuck me.. I didn_t move or bend my arm.. so how is it MY fault? She then asked me what I ate the day before...um, what? My diet has nothing to do with an infiltration only clotting. And besides my diet was fine and I drank plenty of water. I haven_t been back since cuz I just can_t stand to even hear her loud voice. My friend says that he hasn_t seen her there this past week so hopefully she got fired. I won_t go back til I know for sure.

Donor: two doners
Date: 2010-11-02
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Pretty decent pace, friendly staff, clean.We especially like Jeff (older guy at the front), Shelly and Raleigh, the nurses, and the girl with red hair and glasses (what is her name?) The only problem we have had is with the new technician, Nate, the guy with curly hair and glasses. He has infiltrated or otherwise messed both of us up... multiple times. Overall an ok place.

Donor: Number crunching
Date: 2010-11-01
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WOW! $17 an hour? They must be millionaires!

Donor: last time
Date: 2010-10-26
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I HAVE HAD IT with that place, all the good people but about two are gone. NIKKI continutes to be loud and silly, Marlene contineus to lecture people and tell them they will go to hell, yes she does indeed to that. the place could be so good but it is not. the trainner T

Donor: pink panties
Date: 2010-10-08
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we;; they keep getting rid of the good employes and keep the bad ones. what is with Nikki.... she thinks she is supper but she is silly, and loud and obniouxs she causes most of the problkemsn there. she ;nedds to go and go now. and so does marlene

Donor: wondering
Date: 2010-09-26
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WELL THEY HAVE FIRED YET ANOTHER PERSON THERE. They just can not keep staff. Managment claims it is the fact the employees make to many errors, yet when managament makes mistakes they watch each others backs. they just do not like paying a decent salary, top pay there is about 9.50 an hour, unless you are managment, then you are slaraly but the hour wage workds out to 17.00 a hour. all doners are treated like crap... Most doners only last about 2 years, then they find a way to dump them too

Donor: happy happy happy
Date: 2010-09-26
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the ONLY problem Nikki has is keeping staff, and she is just to darn nice for her own good, she is the nickest person one would ever want to meet, why the staff does not like her except for fellow managment is beyond me she is just so nice. just a saint on earth

Donor: bob
Date: 2010-09-18
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spent 3 hours waiting to get everything done yesterday.. completed all tests and saw the physician. right before i was about to donate i asked if i could just come back the next day to donate since i completed everything, and was told my multiple people \_yes\_. called back today and some very rude bitch started yelling about how i would have to do everything all over again, and then hung up. this place is a disgrace

Donor: needa da money
Date: 2010-09-17
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well they can not keep staff , but the management hangs around forever becasue they cover for each other and correct each others misktakes, the management is also really really young. thouse who think MM SHOULD BE IN CHARGE, WELL SHE WAS once, but could not handle it. but in a way she still runs the place. if you do not believe in God however she wil lecture you and pray for you, she makes it her issue to give a cousrse in relgion to all. however the management although young is perfect and very kind to all and cover for each other in all cases

Donor: anon
Date: 2010-09-16
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If you can avoid T, it_s great. I_m not sure why she_s there, quite honestly, every single time I_m there all she does is constantly gossip and she always either goes too deep, or jams the needle sideways. Seriously, how hard is it to stick someone with a needle properly? Celeste, Jacob and the other girl with the red hair and glasses (her name escapes me at the moment) are great though.

Donor: happy donor
Date: 2010-09-14
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Nikki is the most wonderful person in the entire world, her ONLY problem is that she just cares too much both about her employees and the donrars. she has a hard time though becasue the people she hires always let her down. but she is great. if she is not making 60,000 a year she is underpaid.

Donor: Great
Date: 2010-09-07
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I don_t understand why people complain about this place so much. Where else can you go in town to lay around for an hour and get paid while watching tv? The staff has always been great in my experience after going for about 6 months. Oh, and the nurse Raleigh is the love of my life. She is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen.

Donor: happy happy happy
Date: 2010-08-24
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this place is greaat, the management is wonderful, it is to bad however thye hire such terrible employees that they have to keep hirieng all the time. why they can not ;keeep people is beyond me. Nikki is wonderful for one so young and marlene is wonder full too alwyas telling people how to improve their lives and get closer to god and what thier sins are.

Donor: HARRY
Date: 2010-08-21
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THIS IS THE MOST PLESNT PLACE ON EARTH THE MANAGMEN IS THE BEST EVER . IF ANYONE IS FIRED IT IS BECASUE THEY ARE WORTHLESS.

Donor: unhappy
Date: 2010-08-20
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I have been there a few times now and the staff is absolutely unprofessional. They gossip constantly, they are rude...they make it seem like an inconvience to stick you. The only one in there that is worth a crap is T.

Donor: Lucy
Date: 2010-08-20
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The management at this place is the pits. They ignore the donors and are mean to their own staff. One of the best there, Ellen, was fired recently for absolutely no reason other than trying to do her job. I was there when it happened and management should be embarrassed for being so petty and childish.

Donor: Tabitha
Date: 2010-08-04
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I was a donor for 5 years, then stopped going in 2006 due to repeated bruiseing and sore arms. I just started back 3 weeks ago in 2010. First donation bruised arms 3 hours 45 minute wait. Second visit 2 hours noone even there but a long wait, they take me back to seat and still waiting 20 minutes finally go to stick me and goes thru vein she forgets to take cuff down and blood is spitting out and up everywhere. I bled a huge puddle, I felt so light headed, and the other girl wanted to stick other arm, uhhhh, no so for all my time and swelled bruised arm $5.00 so not worth it and my arm is s sore and black and blue. I wish I could find another place to go to help in saveing lives.

Donor: Kris
Date: 2010-08-03
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I enjoyed my visit and the guy everyone says is rude and hits on them is a sweetheart. I don_t ever have to wait too long due to the time of day I come in. Only issues are the parking lot and the in/out alley beside the building. Their are a few donor who will not move to the side when your trying to leave!

Donor: Pagmatic
Date: 2010-07-23
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I_m sure glad I didn_t contract Mad Cow disease; otherwise I would have been deferred. I didn_t come across anyone who seemed to eat babies. My phlebotomist was very nice to me. I_ll be back again for $35 and more pampering--YAY! I_ll even refer a friend because I could use an extra $5

Donor: Happy
Date: 2010-03-16
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I think everyone does a great job! Managers and employees! The people that leave nasty messages on this site are either donor_s that have been deferred for smoking crack or former employees that got fired FOR A GOOD REASON!

Donor: vampire wanna be
Date: 2010-03-14
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personaly I THINK the place is grat, except for the parking lot. the wait sometimes is long dependng on the time of day you get there, an th weather too is a factor. some of the women up frot read the quetions to fast and you can not understand a thing they say. a few read them clearly. most times you are greated by your name when yo come in, and your fil is pulled even befoe you sign in. most of them are really frenly. I know it is a rough job and they are not higly paid and the ruls chge constanly but most o them take it in stride and try to expalin to us whay changes occour. most of the staff is very very young, and they are the ones with issues the ones that are not s young are very accomidationg and treat each person like they are special

Donor: 2xaweek donor
Date: 2010-03-07
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well horrary forray they are goin up on their paymets effective March 8. somethings there are better, if you like a particular person on the front or a phleb why don;t you put in a good word for them, they could all use a boost.

Donor: beentheredonethat
Date: 2010-02-12
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Well what I want to know is, how does Management sleep at night...Oh I know.... they are so young. What tangled webs \_they\_ weave, too young to understand what goes around comes around...Maybe MM should be manager and whip that place into shape...The whole place is going further and further downhill....Not a very respectful place at all. If you have or have not been there go to another plasma center or you will be so disappointed... Hey Asheville, we need a completely new one....

Donor: nun ya
Date: 2010-02-12
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ive heard there was one employee smoking pot behind the building during work hours and the other guy david the nurse makes inappropriate passes at my donors and i dont think he should be doing that to donors and where is management when all this is going on sitting in their office doing nothing they have lost alot of good workers because of poor management i think upper management needs to look into this alot more and take care of these problems before they lose more good employees and donors

Donor: brooke
Date: 2010-02-10
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that male nurse david is so rude, i was waiting for a retake, my pulse was out of range, he took my pulse but didnt even ask for my name and was very mad he was yelling at one of the girls working there

Donor: Ex Worker
Date: 2009-12-30
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I used to work there, and the management treats people like crap, employees and donors alike. There are several workers who talk about others all day, lots who have not enough experience to be sticking people, and when I worked there, I couldn_t even take a plasma bottle down from my husband who was donating, much less do anything else for him. I was terminated while on a doctors note. I can_t come back because management said \_NO\_ with no reason. Pay is not enough and the rules are stupid at best. Alot of the donors that were turned away would have been excellent donors. Some of the ones we stuck were the worst. HOw they got back there I will never know! Overall, besides Tamara and a few others, that place sucks.

Donor: miss awesome!
Date: 2009-12-29
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Well to first start out about the plasma center... The dark haired girl named Charis is a total freak! She eats babies and I heard that BETSY or BECKY takes the biohazard bags home with her after her shift! WTH!?

Donor: jack
Date: 2009-12-28
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these people are rude and really mean they are not friendly they don_t care about the people at all who come. Would not surprised me if they ate there own babies.

Donor: Keith Graham II
Date: 2009-12-14
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Charis, Brandie, LA, Celes, Betsy, Kim, T, Rodeyo, and everyone else is like totaly awsome. I mean seriously they dont have to be nice or anything they could be like robots and everything. Like everyone their goes outa of their way to be nice to us donors, so anyone who has issues can go blow your selfs up with whatever you like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Donor: Craig Y
Date: 2009-11-30
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Staff as a whole are excellent!!! I have been coming twice a week for a long time now, and have no problems. I have had 2 bad sticks, outta over 100, so 98% is not bad. I think they have the best staff of phlebotomists ever right now... A long way from how it was last year! So what could be improved? Pay the heating bill, or offer some warm blankets like the hospital. If it was a cold night that building is like 40 degrees all the next day. And when the saline hits, you about go into convultions. Also, I think the phlebs need longer lunch breaks... C_mon what can you do with 30 mins on Merrimon ave? Overall thanks guys! My recommendations: Celeste, Betsy, or Tamara... but they are all good at their job... Those three are the best!

Donor: not happy
Date: 2009-11-06
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FDA should regulate them better, I have donated 3 times only because I need the money. My arm was cleaned with that solution they used, in the beginning i was told not to touch it, not to blow it, so I followed what i was told, but the person who stuck me was blowing on it and touched it! I will never come back to this place again!!!! NEVER!!! i am glad i didn_t get any infection, but if i did, I am calling the FDA on them!

Donor: nevercomingback
Date: 2009-11-06
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That male nurse they have is creepy! He kept staring at my chest. i_m never going back. does anyone know if there are other plasma donation centers in the area?

Donor: permanentlydenied
Date: 2009-11-03
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a couple of months ago i was permanently denied from donating my plasma because I spent time in jail for 4 days and did not answer yes to the jail question, when I was told the reason for banning me, I understood and accepted it. but last friday, my buddy who was in prison for 6 months, by the way, he was selling drugs, is now getting money for his plasma?? what gives?? what FDA regulation are they talking about?

Donor: Wonderingwhy?
Date: 2009-10-22
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What most of the people who make the negative comments don_t know is that plasma centers, despite their negative image, are regulated very heavily by government agencies. They can_t just take any Tom, Dick, or Harry of of the street (despite of what everyone thinks). If a crack head or a homeless person makes it through and you don_t, it really is a shame. I know it is a surprise to most people, but ther are flaws in Government regulation! LOL! The folks at the plasma center don_t have a choice whether or not they can take your info. If it doesn_t fall within the guidelines set by the FDA, it can_t be accepted. I don_t care how nice you are, how clean you are, or how much you think you are owed the opportunity to donate. If a crack head makes it through with all of the acceptable required information required by the FDA, it reallly is a shame. If you understand the process, you could understand why it isn_t as easy as one would think to donate plasma. Unfortunately, the majority of folks that make it through are a bit unsavory.

Donor: very unhappy
Date: 2009-10-06
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these people act like the money is coming out of there pocket. there very rude and disrespectful to the clients. they turn people away for no reasons. it took me 3 hours to pass to get back there, when i did they were very rude to me. when i was done they said go get your money. not thank you have a nice day nothing. i think they need to start over with the staff and manger. because these people have lost there since of pride working with us and trying to save life_s for people who needs it.

Donor: nurseatmission
Date: 2009-09-27
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I regularly donate at the center because I had family who needed plasma. I have no complains about this center, they do a good job dealing with donors with the exception of some girls up front who are at times not in their best mood. I give the center 4 stars! and to the mild mannered accountant - Im sure glad they sent you home because I wouldn_t want to be donating beside you, who knows what bug/insect infested you could be the ones that carry west nile virus? lol... take it easy mild mannered accountant.

Donor: Accountant
Date: 2009-09-10
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Don_t waste your time going there. They don_t want you to be there. I am a typical mild-mannered accountant that neither drinks nor smokes (anything) YET, I was turned away because I had some bug bites due to the fact I live on a farm. THE HORROR If a mild-mannered accountant who doesn_t drink or doesn_t do drugs gets rejected, then there is no need for anyone to show up.

Donor: Lovin it
Date: 2009-08-22
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Althought the rules are sort of weird, I think it_s a really easy way to make money and help save a life. Everyone is really nice (at times) and I_m usually in an out in about an hour and a half. I_m sorry that everyone else is having such a bad experience. I_ve been donating for about 4 years now, and I really look forward to coming in and seeing everyone!

Donor: Me :o)
Date: 2009-08-18
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Euh!!! The new rule about not being allowed to donate FOR SIX MONTHS b/c you haven_t been there in thirty days is bull crap!? I thought we were helping people?! I guess not...Everytime I go in there are new rules...Why not warn people way before the rule change?! I wonder if all of the \_new rule changes\_ is a sign that they are trying to close down? I mean, why else would they turn people away without any notice? This place is nuts...I wonder, can you call the Better Business Bureau on them?

Donor: felix
Date: 2009-08-02
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place is a nightmare. if u haven_t donated in a while plan on staying all day to be turned away....

Donor: Frustrated
Date: 2009-07-30
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I called this location to find out what the pay was, the hours _ what I needed to bring my first time in. The staff member who answered the phone didn_t give me a name, so I asked, I asked about payments _ didn_t get a straight answer, Ok, that may be policy. I was told I needed a photo ID with a \_local\_ address (I have recently relocated, but I do have a PO Box) or some type of official mail with my local address on it. I was told new patients we not accepted after 4PM. I arrived at 3:50, there was no one in the waiting area, but I was told I was too late. I stated \_I called _ was told 4 o_clock, the clock on your wall says I have 5 min.\_ The first staff person went to a co-worker who came back _ said, \_You can stay, but it will take you four hours to finish\_. Remember, there is no one in the waiting room, if a donation takes 1 1/2 - 2 hrs., how could my visit last 4? Never the less, I had other things to do that evening, so I left. When I returned several days latter I presented the desk worker with my DL (does not have a local address, relocating, remember?) and several pieces of mail, one from the State of NC, one from my US Senator to my POB. I was told this isn_t sufficient, I needed a phone bill or water bill. Again I argued that this is not what I had been told on the phone. I decided to go get my DL address change. NC is now mailing new DL cards to the card holder instead of issuing a card on the spot, but they do issue you a address change form, stating that they will mail your new license to you in 10 - 15 days. So back to PBS w/ my STATE issued form showing my address, sorry, that isn_t good enough, but hey, we can mail you a post card to any address you give us _ with the post card you can come back _ all will be fine. Now, if I was trying to be fraudulent, couldn_t I just say may address is what ever the address of the flop house motel I was staying at, Apartment #3 _ then I would have my post card sent there? What is the deal here folks, these folks at the front desk act as if they don_t want any new customers. If this is any indication of how \_donors\_ are treated on a day to day basis this is a very bad omen. I_ll up date if I ever get past the front desk.

Donor: Nedlnut
Date: 2009-07-29
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We have made 3 visits there and haven_t been able to donate yet. The first time it was close to 4:00(we called _ were told 4:00 was cut off for new donors). They told us there would be a 3 1/2 to 4 hour wait. There was no one waiting in the waiting room and only 2 people in the interview area. We both thought they just didn_t want to do it. The next visit they told us we had to have something with our current address on it since we just moved here. We went back with a statement from our bank that was mailed (not forwarded) to our new address, a letter DH received from the US Senate (mailed not forwarded), and a couple of other bills (that had been forwarded). That was not sufficient so we went to get new drivers license. Mind you the bank statement was sufficient for the DMV to issue a new license. We got back with the now paper thing they give you at DMV (since last Wed. your drivers licenses are now mailed to you from Raleigh). We were told that was not acceptable because it was not mailed to us. Hello, if we had gone in prior to last Wed. _ gotten our drivers license it would have been handed to us instead of mailed. Every time they asked for something different or told us something different. Our documentation satisfied the state DMV office but not this Plasma Center. I_ve never done this before but I can_t imagine all offices being run like this or they would be out of business.

Donor: twice a week donor
Date: 2009-06-30
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well get ready they are not going to be paying as much really really soon. However where elese can you get so much for doing so very little

Donor: Me :o)
Date: 2009-06-10
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I love the girls that work the floor..Kim is the best! As far as the girls that work te front desk all I can say is :euh...They are freakin_ nuts! They act like you have made their day awful b/c you showed up..I feel sorry for them, havin_ to work and all(haha) maybe they were not loved as children?! Please be nice to us donors...if not for us you would not have a job! P.s. I do love knowin_ that I am helpin_ people!

Donor: Samatha
Date: 2009-06-05
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the center there is bull They treat their employees like shit. the phlebotomist there are wonderful except the one called Besty she is a cruel bitch who complains and causes trouble. Due PBSI a favor fire her

Donor: Samatha
Date: 2009-06-05
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I saw a phelb I think her name is Besty messing with a oil stick of a car If she sticks the same way she handled a oil stick I do not want her to stick me. she is very rude

Donor: awesome
Date: 2009-05-15
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The way I see it is if you hate the staff and pay so much then do everyone a favor and don_t go back.

Donor: shitty service
Date: 2009-05-03
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This place is horrible. they can_t keep staff. The black girl on the floor is a bitch to everyone. The one girl kim thinks her shit don_t stink and all she does is paperwork she doesn_t work ever on the floor. All the good people there they fire.

Donor: plasma_guy81
Date: 2009-04-16
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i can tell you this much i was a regular there for several years. i was called up on several different occasions saying that i tested positive for a staff infection,but when it was sent to a second lab it came back negative!!! i mean come on seriously can_t they be sued for mishandling the sample they took from me and for personal distress?? management thee sucks. the girls on teh floor are usually awesome. i_ve never gotten a hematoma from any of the times i_ve been stuck but then again i always had a certain few stick me. 1 star for management, 5 starts for the floor peoples!!

Donor: Sensible
Date: 2009-03-28
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Listen; if you need $25 bucks and aren_t getting money any other way, this is a great option. It really kept me going the four months I was unemployed. The girls that stick you are all very nice. All you have to do is make conversation and they are more than willing to chit chat and make this a good experience for you. Management definitely has issues, but you only deal with them when you pick up your money before leaving. Say no to all the questions it looks like you should say no to. Stay calm and breath deeply because you can be turned away if your vitals are out of range. Make sure you bring a DMV issued ID and your social security card your first time.

Donor: Whatever
Date: 2009-03-12
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Well, for everyone that got turned down at the plasma, you have to understand the kind of people that try to donate plasma. Homeless people, prostitutes, drug addicts, etc. If you go in knowing that you are doing something good it really isn_t that bad. The people that complain about the money aren_t in it for the right reason. They just want money so they can go find thier next crack rock.

Donor: Unbelieveable
Date: 2009-03-10
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Everything I_ve just read of the others comments are sadly all true. Went in last week and it was a meat locker in the waiting area. I_ve never seen such a miserable crew in all my life, what a rag-tag bunch with absolutely no pride and unfriendly. Shocking the dilapidated building and antiquated way they do business. I_d love to open a competing facility right next door where the people would be happy to work and a pleasant atmosphere for the customers! The person who wrote about Dani, I agree and dubbed her \_Nurse Ratchet\_.

Donor: all bruised
Date: 2009-01-29
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let me tell u i went to donate there and this one particular phleb.(DANI) was on her phone texting when she called me back, i thought that was un-professional. then she barely scubbed the venipuncture site 30 sec. mind u i use to be employed in Tenn. i know the correct procedure. then she went to stick me it was the worst ever. during my donation i contiuosly heard conversations about how the management was very poor and i could tell because everytime they walked the floor they looked like they were mad and was bout to knock a machine over, thats bad customer service. Now there were two ladies that were so kind Tamara and Melinda they need to be mgrs. they were nice they to seem to work very hard and they were focused. At the end of my donation my arm received an hematoma and thats because that (DANI) girl is not experienced enough. MAKE SURE SHE READS HER SOP_S AGAIN!!!!!!

Donor: Intereseted
Date: 2009-01-27
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For those that have donated here about how long is it from time in the door to time out of the door.?

Donor: BLOODSUCKER
Date: 2009-01-19
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MANAGEMENT IS VERY INFERIOR AND UNPROFESSIONAL. THE STAFF AS A GROUP IS VERY UNATTENTIVE, SLOW-MOVING AND GRUDGINGLY MOPE AROUND JUST DOING ENOUGH TO GET BY WORKWISE. SEVERAL OF THE GIRLS ARE NICE AND PERSONABLE AND DO A GOOD JOB...VERY SLOW IN TAKING CARE OF THE DONORS...THEY COULD PAY THE DONORS MORE AND I AM QUITE SURE THE STAFF NEEDS MORE INCOME BECAUSE THERE IS A VERY HIGH TURNOVER RATE. (WAKE UP MANAGEMENT/OWNERS).

Donor: EZEKIEL
Date: 2009-01-19
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OVERALL NOT TOO BAD. SOME OF THE LADIES ARE ATTRACTIVE AND FRIENDLY. MOST OF THE STAFF AND MANAGEMENT ARE VERY ARROGANT/IGNORANT. THEY TALK ABOUT EVERYONE AND GOSSIP ABOUT EACH OTHER. THEY DO NOT PAY THE PATIENTS AS HIGH AS OTHER PLASMA CENTERS.

Donor: Mad donor
Date: 2008-11-17
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They are the nit picking-est crowd I_ve ever seen. Be prepared to bring 20 forms of ID and wait 4+ hours to be turned down because your ID isn_t sufficient for them.

Donor: Adam D.
Date: 2008-11-13
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I have not been there, but I called and found: They pay $30 and $40 for the first two donations, then pay varies by weight. For example, at 160lbs they pay $25 for the first and $30 for the second visit each week. walk-in only :-(

Donor: Anonymous Donor
Date: 2008-09-19
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Floor staff, very nice and hard working. Management has a perpetual air of superiority which they bestow on the staff and clients alike. Always an undercurrent of disgruntledness among workers. Management is rude. Water fountain out of service for 6 months, through the heat of summer, (while they drain a quart of liquid from your body?!) and don_t allow you to bring a drink. The central airconditioning broke and instead of fixing it or replacing it they hooked up two small portable units and some fans. With all the money they make off the clients, they should be more conscientious toward them.

Donor: ERIC THE RED
Date: 2008-08-27
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THE PARKING LOT IS A PAIN TO GET OUT OF IF SOMEONE WANTS IN, NOT ENOUGH SPACES AND NOT MUCH ROOM TO MANUVER

Donor: Asheville blood drive man
Date: 2008-07-01
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Why do these guys insist on doing a blood test checking for my iron every single time...oh well, otherwise I'm excited about donating at this place

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