1732 Fremont St Las Vegas NV, 89101
What is Life Sera?
Life Sera Inc. is a plasma collection center and a former subsidiary of two large companies – Octapharma AG and Life Therapeutics Ltd. The Life Therapeutics Limited is a biotechnology company and it’s popularly known for its therapeutic hyperimmune products that are made available in Australia and in United States. The company operates in four divisions: Life BioProcess ,Life Gels, Life Diagnostics and Life Sera.
Life Sera is its collecting center of plasma for over thirty years. The collection center offers plasma products, laboratory services and red cell immunization program. The plasma collection centers are also located in Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Utah.
What are their goals?
Life Sera aims to be the leader of high-quality products made of human plasma. The center also wants to develop a donor recruitment and management system that manufacture life-saving therapies.
Who can sell plasma?
Plasmapheresis is the term to describe a process of collecting plasma. The procedure lasts for more two hours due to registration and a series of physical examinations conducted by a physician. Should you pass the test, you’ll be asked to proceed in the collecting area in which a registered phlebotomist performs a venipuncture. The apheresis machine will be turned on and the process of separating your whole blood starts.
Only the yellow component or plasma enters the collection bag. The other components such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets are returned to your system. After the actual procedure, you’ll be rewarded with cash.
Not everyone are qualified to undergo this process. Some people are deferred due to health reasons. That’s why; you need to have the criteria as listed below:
1) Anyone who weighs 110 pounds and feels healthy during donation day.
2) Anyone who is eighteen years of age and above. If under eighteen are allowed to sell plasma, a written consent signed by parents or guardian must be obtained.
3) Anyone who is not diagnosed with sex-related diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.
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