Here are a couple of centers to check out but, there are more here:

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SeraCare Inc.
4020 North 19th, Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85015

Seracare Plasma Centers
3529 West McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 272-3224

What is donated:

Hours open: They are open:
Monday Wednesday Friday 10-6
Tuesday Thursday Saturday 8-4

Pay per donation:
For the first donation you get paid $20, the second donation a week you get paid $25. Every week it goes like that, $20 and then $25.

Frequency of donation:
Because your blood is returned to you during a plasma donation, you can donate up to two times in one week with at least 48 hours in between donations.

Test prior to donating:
In order to donate you must have valid drivers license, social security card, and proof of residency in the last 30 days. They also test for Hepatitis, HIV, and do a drug screen. The do a basic vitals- temperature, blood pressure and pulse, and check your protein and iron levels. At the first visit they also do a brief physical.

Length of time for donation:
The first visit take 3-5 hours, after that visit it only takes about 1 ½ hours to donate plasma.

Upfront cost for donor:

History of center:
Sera care has been open more than 10 years at this location.

They are situated on a bus line, for easy donation access.

Disadvantages: They only have a very small parking lot.

They are the highest ranked plasma donation center in Phoenix, noted for their caring staff, their quick donation process, and concern for clients.

American Red Cross in Phoenix

UPDATE: find ALL American Red Cross locations here

The American Red Cross, modeled after the International Red Cross, was started by Clara Barton back in 1881. The American Red Cross was created to work during peace and war, during times of disaster and national calamity, and Barton’s organization added disaster relief to battlefield assistance.

We are familiar with the Red Cross for its relief efforts. Today the American Red Cross means donating food, clothing, and blood for those in times of war, man made and natural disasters.

There are Red Cross locations all over the country. Phoenix, AZ has two such locations when an individual can donate blood.

American Red Cross Operations Center
3707 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 728-9600

American Red Cross
6135 North Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85015
(602) 336-6660

Donate: Blood

Open Hours: 11:00 To 6:00 Tuesdays

Pay Per Donation: $0, no money per donation

Frequency of Donation: You can donate every 56 days.

Test Prior To Signing up: The donor must have a health history taken, blood pressure, and a check for iron levels.

Time Length for Donation: It takes about 1 hr. for the registration, health history, vital signs, donation, and after care.

Upfront Costs for the Potential Donor? $0 for general public. However, if you are donating for yourself or someone known to you there is a cost that is set by their home office. The lady I spoke with would not give me that price over the phone.

History of Center: non-profit

Advantages: Donate blood out of the goodness of your heart.

Biomat USA Inc in Phoenix

Originally Sera care, this location is now called Biomat USA Inc.

Biomat has over 48 locations throughout the USA.

There are 2 locations in the greater Phoenix area:
Seracare Inc
4020 North 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85015
(602) 266-1616

Seracare Plasma Centers (now Biomat)
3529 West McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 272-3224

What is Donated: Plasma

Open Hours: The operating hours are
Monday Wednesday Friday 10 To 6
Tuesday Thursday Saturday: 8-4

Pay per Donation: They pay $20 first time donation and then $30 thereafter.

Frequency of Donation: Because of the unique way they take the plasma, returning the blood back to the donor, you can donate twice a week

Test Prior To Signing up: There are no tests prior to signing up. However, prior to donating they do at hepatitis, HIV 1&2, syphilis, drug screen for opiates, genetics test, & glucose iron levels.

Time Length for Donation: It takes about 2 hours per donation.

Upfront Costs for the Potential Donor? none

History of Center: They have 48 centers across the US. They used to be called Seracare but 2 years ago it changed to Biomat USA Inc. They are privately owned and operated.

Advantages: They get people in & out quickly with their state of the art equipment.

Disadvantages: The plasma donated at these centers in not used for relief use, but rather pharmacology and biological research to fight disease.

Uniqueness: They feel they get more people in & out in a shorter amount of time than other centers and that their equipment is more safety oriented than anyone else.

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  2. Going to donate blood plasma for cash for the 1st time today at 10am. I will post my experience here this weekend.

  3. Both Seracare Inc. locations in Phoenix, Arizona have been changed to Biomat USA, who TURN AWAY DONORS WITH AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS! This is bullshit and pissing me off. WHERE can I donate plasma in Arizona? I have Sjogren’s Syndrome, take no meds for it, as it’s unnecessary. Prime city locations would be Phoenix (found 2 but they’ve been take over by Biomat), Glendale, Avondale, Surprise, etc. Mesa is far but if it’s my only hope I’ll do it.

  4. These guys are very hard to get in with. I have one of the diseases on their list. First, they want you take an expensive blood test. Then said
    test must show the correct parameters & requirements.
    Even then you may not qualify. I at least got them to pay for my tests ($1200) but I was rejected anyway. It was worth a try. They woulda paid
    me $800 a week cash money for my plasma had I got in. DO NOT pay for your own blood tests. If you have one of the ailements on their list — and they will pay for your tests — then go for it. Otherwise forget it.

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