Aventis Biological Service of New Orleans

Aventis Biological Service
5703 Read Boulevard Suite 2A
New Orleans, LA 70127
phone: (504) 245-7851

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. If someone suffers from hemophilia, they lack the natural clotting factors that help stop bleeding, so plasma-based products can be used to treat people with this disorder. 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?
$20, $30 first week, and $15 and $30 the second and there after.

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)?

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5 thoughts on “Aventis Biological Service of New Orleans

  1. Is there a New Orleans location? I called the number that is posted, it gives me a message that the number is disconnected. Aslo what are the hours of operation? Is it by appointment only? What are the steps, and what does it pay?

    Thanks, Kim

    • @KImThomas Try calling other banks in New Orleans and make reservations. The rate you’ll receive depend on the bank you’ll go to. If the numbers are still disconnected, let me know.

  2. there is only one plasma center in the New Orleans area..it is in Metairie.and called Octapharma Plasma Center.. the # is 455-5371… the one in New Orleans is closed …as far as i know!

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