Biolife of Greater Seattle Area

Biolife of Greater Seattle Area
465 Stuart Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 756-1700

Hours of operation:
Monday- Friday 7 AM to 6pm
Saturday 7 am to 12 noon
Sunday- closed

What is donated:
Plasma

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)?
NONE

Puget Sound Blood Center

The Puget Sound Blood Center was founded in 1944 because of the need to donated blood in the local area, before its foundation the nearest blood bank was in Portland, OR.

The Blood Center needs nearly 700 units a month of blood to meet patient demands in Western Washington.
There are several convenient locations:

Puget Sound Blood Center
921 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 264-2769

Puget Sound Blood Center & Program
921 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 292-6500

Puget Sound Blood Center & Program
10357 Stone Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133
(206) 526-1970

Puget Sound Blood Center – Main Branch
921 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 292-6500

Puget Sound Blood Center – North end Branch
10357 Stone Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133
(206) 526-1970

Puget Sound Blood Center – South center Branch
130 Andover Park East
Tukwila, WA 98188
(206) 241-6300

Hours of operation:
Monday and Tuesday 7-3
Wednesday and Thursday 12-8
Saturday 8-4
Friday 9-5

What to donate:
Plasma and platelets

Pay per donation:
no payment for donation.

How often can you donate?:
You can donate blood every 8 weeks, and platelets every 3 days.

Tests prior to donation:
Before a donation they take a brief medical & travel history. They also take vitals like temperature, pulse and blood pressure, as well as an iron test.

Duration of visit:
Takes about one hour for blood, and 2 hours for platelets.

Up front costs:
none

History of center:
open more than 12 years

Disadvantages:
The center is always very crowded.

Advantages:
They have several convenient locations throughout Seattle and the greater area, making it easy to donate.

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2 thoughts on “Biolife of Greater Seattle Area

  1. I am a nurse of 22 years and am looking to open a plasma center in Olympia, WA. I am in the process of developing a business plan and rounding up venture capital. If you can give me any information on franchise opportunities I would be very grateful.
    Thank you for your time and information,
    Nicole Moffatt360-870-4272

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