How does donating plasma differ from donating blood?

Donating plasma is a special type of blood donation. During the donation, only a small amount of plasma is obtained from the donor. The amount a person donates is regulated by the FDA and is usually based on their body weight. The entire procedure is aseptic, so all supplies used during the process are sterile and NEVER reused. Plasma donations are one of the most highly regulated procedures in the American health industry. There are many licensed plasma collection centers throughout the US. However, only a select few are properly equipped and licensed for specialty antibody collection. If there is no donation center near you, we can provide transportation. Overall, there are over 13 million successful plasma collections performed each year.