Biomat Plasma Center in San Antonio, Texas with Reviews - YP.com
  • 1.Biomat USA

    500 N Flores St

    San Antonio,TX

    0.44 mi

  • 2.Biomat USA

    500 S Flores St

    San Antonio,TX

    0.38 mi

  • 3.Biomat USA

    501 N Main Ave

    San Antonio,TX

    0.44 mi

  • 4.Biomat

    816 Lexington Ave

    San Antonio,TX

    0.96 mi

    (2)

    This is the best place Iv ever been to. The staff is friendly and nice, the place is clean. Most of all Your talked to like a Person!!!!!!! The Technicians know what there doing and don't have to kee

  • 5.Biomat USA

    Serving the San Antonio, TX area

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10/25/2015
By: Michael C.
Talecris Plasma Resources
I recently moved up from the Rio Grande Valley and was using their services down there...other than a $5 ($70 in Valley and $65 here) difference in weekly payout for regular donors, they have treated me good...granted there are new technicians who are On The Job training...it's the only way to get experience...well if you ask them how new they are and you don't feel comfortable with the answer, just let the tech that's hooking you up to the machine have someone more experienced poke your arm....
07/23/2014
By: Juanita R.
Biomat
This is the best place Iv ever been to. The staff is friendly and nice, the place is clean. Most of all Your talked to like a Person!!!!!!! The Technicians know what there doing and don't have to keep resticking you. Thank You Biomat for taking Your Job serious.
06/02/2017
By: Theresa S.
GCAM Plasma Center
It is clean, quick, and friendly...hours open are the best. I will continue going here..Thank you to the staff.
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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