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1122 West Church Street
Orlando, FL 32805
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 donation amount depends upon the weight of the plasma donation, for instance 690 ml you receive – $15 for the first visit, and $15 for the second; for 825 ml – $15 for the first, $25 for the second; for 880 ml – $15 for the first, $30 for the second. These are based on donations twice in a 7 day period.
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 hours, then after that only about 1 ½ hours.
Are there any upfront costs for the potential donor to enroll in the program (startup costs)?
History or Biography of Center:
Founded in 1984
This center is on a major bus line.