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2580 Gus Thomasson Rd.
Dallas, TX 75228
What is donated:
Plasma- the fluid portion of blood contains water, albumin, hormones and clotting factors.
How do they get plasma:
Plasma is obtained thru an asapheresis donation, which is a special kind of blood donation where whole blood is withdrawn, the components are separated and retained, and the remainder of the blood is returned to the donor.
The retained components (e.g. platelets, plasma, etc.) are then made available to the pharmaceutical or therapeutic industry. and the remainder of the blood returned to the donor. The needed component (e.g. platelets, plasma, etc.) is then made available to the patient.
Hours open: Hours of operation are
Monday Wednesday Friday 8-4
Tuesday Thursday 10-6
Pay per donation:
The first donation you receive $20, and the second and subsequent donations you get $30.
Frequency of donation:
Your blood is returned to you during a plasma donation so you are able to donate twice a week.
Test prior to donating:
On the first visit they do a medical history, brief physical, and check iron & protein levels. After that they just check iron and protein levels and run a quick check of vitals- temperature, blood pressure and pulse.
Length of time for donation:
For the first donation it might take 2 hours, but then after that it is very quick and only takes 45 minutes.
Upfront cost for donor:
They have plenty of good parking.
The people at the center get you in and out as fast as possible, and are polite and willing to explain everything.