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  • 1.CSL Plasma

    3725 Rivers Ave Ste 7

    North Charleston,SC

    0.61 mi


    GO do it. You won't be dissappointed. Very clean, friendly and efficient.

  • 2.Vitrologic

    1483 Tobias Gadson Blvd Ste 201


    4.49 mi

  • 3.Bochemed Corp

    1483 Tobias Gadson Blvd Ste 201


    4.49 mi

  • 4.Palmetto Infusion

    9295 Medical Plaza Dr


    10.13 mi

  • 5.OneBlood

    1001 Boundary St Ste A


    48.78 mi

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By: Agustin M.
CSL Plasma
I am a frequent plasma donor. I use this money which is convenient for me and my family on our grocery bill. I visited on August 28th 2016 around 3 o'clock p.m. and as I was donating plasma one of the technicians saw that my canister was full of blood he turned and looked at the other technician NSAID you didn't close this thing. I wasn't sure what he was talking about but as I looked at my machine I could see that this lever was in the upright position which it should have been in the down position therefore blood was donated into this canister now I am being being punished and I can't return for another two months this is totally unfair I did all the steps and procedures that is asked of me drinking plenty of water having a full meal before I get there and now a technician messed up and now I cannot donate plasma for 2 months that's an equivalent to about $600 then this is the money I use for me and my wife and kids on our food.I am very upset. Agustin Melo
By: jblank75
CSL Plasma
GO do it. You won't be dissappointed. Very clean, friendly and efficient.
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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