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Ohio Blood Plasma Inc
1128 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday 8 am 6 pm
Saturday 8 am 4 pm
What is donated?:
What do they do with the plasma?
Plasma is used in the treatment of disorders like hemophilia and other immune system deficiencies and used in the treatment of trauma injuries like shock and severe burns, is sold to hospitals and emergency rooms all over the world.
How much does the center pay per donation?
The first donation is $20, the second $30. Then after that it varies from $15 the first donation in one week, and $25 the second donationduring that week.
How often can one donate at the center?
You can donate plasma up to two times in a seven day period.
What tests are performed prior to signing up?
New donors must have a driver’s license social security card or proof of residency. They conduct a brief medical history, and determine if you are in good health. Then they check vitals- temperature, blood pressure, and pulse, and check for iron level and protein level with a finger stick.
How long does a donation take?
On the first visit, the whole process which includes the physical exam and the plasma donation it usually takes about two hours. After that it only takes about an hour and a half per donation.
Are there any upfront costs for the potential donor to enroll in the program (startup costs)?
History or Biography of Center:
Located there for more than ten years.
On a major bus route and one of the few paying centers in Cincinnati, OH.
A very busy center, but they were polite on the phone and helpful.