Plasma Biological Services
104 Old Hickory Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37221
ALERT: New plasma donation center address:
104 Old Hickory Blvd.
Operating Hours:Monday Wednesday Friday 7-4
Tuesday Thursday 9-5.30
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 to make products used to aid with tetanus, rabies, measles, rubella and hepatitis B. Plasma derived albumin, 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 you get $20, the $30 in the first week. After that each you get $20 for each donation, regardless of the time factor.
How often can one donate at the center?
You can donate plasma up to two times in a seven day period, as long as you wait 48 hours in between.
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 levels and protein level with a finger prick stick.
How long does a donation take?
On the first visit, it takes about two to three hours, then after that only about 1 ½ hours. You can even watch a movie while you donate.
Are there any upfront costs for the potential donor to enroll in the program (startup costs)?
This center is on a major bus line.