Interstate Blood Bank
5121 Delmar Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday 8.30-2
Monday to Friday 7-3.40
What is donated:
How much does the center pay per donation?
The first donation you get $20, the $2 if it is done with in the first month, after that it is $15 and $20 in one week. However this all depends upon your weight, if you are less than 150 pounds you only get $12 and $17 per week of donations. If you are over 150 pounds you get $15 and $20 per week’s worth of donations.
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)?
On the bus line.