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By: Kristy S.
Talecris Plasma Resources
The place is clean and the wait is shorter than most I have been to. The staff is nice and they have a good system. If you refer a buddy you actually get $50 on their second donation but you have to remind them before they load the money to your card. My only problem is that I only donate once a week. When I first donated my compensation was $75, then $40, $40, $40, then $75 again. The next time I went I only got $25 and they sais I was getting new donor rates before but now I am a repeat donor so my rates dropped. If I only donate once a week that is all I get but if I go a second time in the same calendar week I will get $50. I guess that is basically how all plasma places are. This place does not pay any extra for your weight though. I weigh over 200 pounds and when I donate they nearly fill the bottle up. I have seen much smaller people come in and not have to donate nearly as much but everybody gets paid the same.
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By: Ralph P.
Octapharma Plasma Inc
The staff in the front we're really nice but when I went to the back to get the physical the man who did my physical was very rude and he treated me like I was a low class citizen he told me that my tattoos look fresh because I couldn't remember the exact date that I got the tattoo he deferred me for a year and told me to get out of his office I will never go back to this place I felt really belittled and uncomfortable when I asked for his name he told me to just shut up and he will not give me his name when I went back to the front and ask to speak to the manager they were really helpful and got the manager for me the manager actually apologize and was trying to fix everything but I told her I just wanted her to be aware of what her employee did and that I will never come back here I would not recommend anyone to come here
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By: Casey A.
Octapharma Plasma Inc
By far the worst location I've ever donated at. The entire staff is completely unprofessional and extremely rude. The employees on the donor floor are too busy playing around and more concerned with what is on the TV and who is going to break or what fun they had last night. The entire process from the time you walk in the door is horrible and not very organized at all. It seems like no one knows what they are supposed to be doing. The phlebotomists can't stick worth a crap and don't seem to care. I have very good veins and they can't seem to even care. Don't go here unless you want a 4 hour wait time to even get to a donor bed and then another hour for the process to begin. This place is absolutely ridiculous!
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By: Candice H.
Biomat USA
This place is a joke. They never bother to make it known to the donors when they randomly deduct money from donations. Horrible management. Its always a guess as to how much they are paying me for my donation. Like why not just keep it the same amounts all the time rather than take from the small amount the donors are already getting.
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By: M S.
Biomat USA
this place is a big time joke..i get better customer service from thier competition..they dont treat thier customers like customers..they treat you like your a bother to them.last time i was there, they wanted me to sign in on thier computer and they didnt have something set up right to where i could..i mean geeeez..if iam such a bother ill GLADLY take my PLASMA somewhere else becouse i can donate anywhere i want..dont waste your time going here..go to one of the other plasma centers.
By: Stewart R.
Biomat USA
I'd rate them NO STARS but it won't let you. This is a ridiculously disorganized business. Hours and hours of waiting, despite their "2 hour" estimate. They are rude and uncaring and seem to have no real excuse for their failures - they just shrug their shoulders. I don't know if all plasma donation centers are about the same, but with BioMat it's just not worth the effort for $50 - you'll end up making way less than minimum wage! Might as well try panhandling.
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By: shannon1perry
Biomat USA
I have donated at several places and staff has been horrible but at biomat they are very nice. The service may not be as fast as some but they treat you witj respect so its worth the little extra wait
By: clutchb
Octapharma Plasma Inc
Terrible place to donate. The staff is under qualified, unprofessional, and slow. There are much better places to donate plasma.
Tips & Advices
One study cited by the National Institutes of Health found only 1.2 percent of blood donors experienced any kind of adverse reaction from giving blood. The most common side effects from giving blood are relatively mild:
  • Lightheadedness upon standing is common. Donors are encouraged to rest for at least 15 minutes after the procedure while drinking water and eating a small snack. Some donors find they become nauseous after the procedure, but this should subside quickly.
  • Pain and some bruising around the injection site is common. Pain should be mild, but it is normal for bruising to persist for several days.
  • For a few days afterward, the loss of blood may induce dizziness or feelings of weakness when performing strenuous activity. Donors are advised to avoid physical exertion for 24 hours after the procedure, and to be cautious when exercising for the following week.
Very rarely, blood donors may vomit or faint immediately after the procedure. This is generally benign and will resolve itself within hours. Donors should seek medical attention if they experience significant pain or tingling in their arm and around the injection site, or if bruising does not subside within a week. If a donor shows signs of a cold or flu in the days following the procedure, they should call the blood center since this may make the blood sample unsafe to use.
By definition, blood donation is voluntary and done without compensation. Some blood banks do offer cash or other rewards for giving blood. Whether donors are paid or not, blood banks typically serve as intermediaries between blood sources and hospitals. Even voluntarily donated blood is usually tested, separated and sold to medical services for use in blood transfusions and other procedures.
Blood donations are considered safe when performed by trained professionals who follow all the necessary procedures. In healthy donors, side effects are generally mild (see below), and serious complications are rare.
Different organizations have their own restrictions on who is eligible to give blood. The most common requirements stipulate donors must be old enough to give legal consent (17 in most states) and should be in good physical health. Most organizations prohibit donations from people with diseases that can be transmitted through blood, such as HIV and hepatitis. Beyond that, organizations may prevent donations from people who have traveled to or lived in certain countries where there is a greater risk of disease. There might be additional restrictions in place as eligibility for blood donation is at the sole discretion of the organization collecting it.
Blood centers typically  allow eligible donors to undergo a whole blood donation once every 16 weeks (56 days). Donations through apheresis are allowed every seven days, up to 24 times per year.

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