Note: this blood bank is the closest one to Washington DC. Its south west of DC.
Biolife closest to DC
269 Lucy Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Hours of operation:
Monday Tuesday Thursday = 8am -6:30pm
Wednesday =8am -5pm
Friday = 8am-4pm
Saturday = 8-12 noon
Sunday = Closed
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 , $50, $20, $50 after that goes to $15 and $30
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)?
Near highway 33 off of Evelyn Byrd Rd.