Donor Eligibility

PLASMA DONORS ARE YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS

Eligible donors are:

 

• Feeling well and living a healthy lifestyle
• 18-65 years old
• Weigh 110 - 400 lbs
Live within 35 miles of a B Positive collection center

New donors must provide ALL of the

required documents listed below:

 

• Valid government issued photo ID

• Social Security Card or accepted alternative

• Proof of current address within 35 miles of a B Positive Plasma center

Learn more about donor eligibility or contact us to speak with a member of our Recruitment Team.

Prepare to Donate

HEALTHY LIVING IS THE FIRST STEP

EAT HEALTHY MEALS!

Diets full of vegetables, lean proteins, cereal, grains, and fruits will help you remain a healthy, regular donor. Avoid eating fatty foods such as fried foods, cheese, ice cream, milk, milkshakes, pizza, desserts, etc. prior to your donation. B Positive Plasma will not compensate donors for fatty plasma.

DELAY SMOKING

Delay smoking for at least 30 minutes after completing your donation to avoid feeling faint or dizzy.

STAY AT HOME WHEN SICK

If you come in to donate when you do not feel well, you may not be eligible to donate that day. Wait until you feel better and let the staff know of any medication you may be taking.

SLEEP!

You must remain awake and alert throughout your donation, so be well-rested prior to your plasma donation.

Did you know - plasma is 92% water? Learn more.

DRINK UP!

HYDRATION IS CRUCIAL

• Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily
• Hydrate well prior to every donation
• Avoid caffeine and alcohol the day of your donation
• After your donation, hydrate with water or a sports drink with electrolytes.