NABI Biomedical Center
7551 Virginian Drive
Norfolk, VA 23505
Monday – Thursday 8-6
What is donated:
What do they do with the plasma?
Plasma is used y make products used to aid with tetanus, rabies, measles, rubella and hepatitis B, and is sold to hospitals and emergency rooms all over the world.
How much does the center pay per donation?
You receive $30 for the first donation in one week and then 50 for the second. Then after that you are considered a regular customer and receive $20 first donation and $25 the second in one 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?
You must be over 18 and must weigh over 100 pounds to donate. 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)?
They are on a major bus line.
They operate on a first come first serve basis, so you must get there early to get your name on the list. They also only take donors with in 125 mile radius.