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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: 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
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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