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07/26/2017
By: Samuel L.
Octapharma Plasma Inc
The worst experience after the nurse poked and poked to find a vein. The machine stopped halfway and than they re started I woke up the next day to my arm looking like this 5 days before my wedding. Smh do NOT EVER go there.
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07/05/2016
By: Jay S.
Biomat USA
This place is great the service they even give u a gift bag and u refer someone u get 75 dollars off top
01/28/2016
By: China D.
Cangene Plasma Resources Van Nuys
NO STARS....RATE THIS -100....NONE OF THE LISTED PHONE NUMBERS ARE IN SERVICE...AND AS U CAN SEE BARELY ANY INFO ABOUT THIS SO CALLED BUSINESS...PROBABLY...A FRONT...TAKE IT OFF YP....WASTING PEOPLE'S TIME ....A BUNCH OF B.S.!!!! PHONEY BIZ AND THIS SHOULD BE MONITORED BETTER SO YP CAN REMOVE CLOSED BUSINESSES AS NEEDED... STOP ADVERTISING AS IF UP AND OPEN....ITS EVIDENT..THE PEOPLE WHO CAME UP WITH THIS BRAINAC IDEA...DIDNT HAVE COMMON COURTESY TO INFORM YP..TO REMOVE ITS..SITE...OOOHHH....GOT IT THATZ WHY CLOSED.........JUST LIKE...ALOT OF NOTHING...
01/26/2015
By: Justin F.
Biomat USA
First time at Biomat and let me tell you that this place is truly the best. The doctor along with all the staff are very professional and courteous. The Facility is very clean and organized as well. I donated Plasma at OCTAPHARMA which was HORRIBLE. Biomat treats every one of there donors with Love and compassion. Highly recommend this Facility. They have my love and respect:)
11/10/2014
By: Angela L.
Octapharma Plasma Inc
Horrible experience. Their promotions are false and all will change based on which staff member. Rude staff. Horrible security. Disgusting facility.
05/05/2014
By: Samantha L.
Biomat USA
I went in to donate plasma today for the first time, and it was wonderful! I went in, signed in, did some tests, got a physical, and waited for a chair. The waiting time wasnt bad because they kept calling me up for the tests. Then i was in a chair, and michael inserted the needle, which didnt hurt at all! It was wonderful for someone who's afraid of pain! I did almost faint towards the end, but they were quick and attentive and stayed with me until i was feeling better. Then i got my needle removed, which again, didnt hurt at all, and allowed to stay in the chair for as long as i liked. Then i was on my way! Very pleasant experience! I will definitely go back to donate again!
02/16/2014
Octapharma Plasma Inc
Octapharma plasma workers are nice and friendly people the service is fast and very comfortable I was scared the very first time I was donating but after my first experience everything came out alright and till now I am still donating I love this place
06/12/2013
By: patricia.martinez.733
Octapharma Plasma Inc
the place is horribble it looks like a factory wherehouse. they dont pay attention to you theyre rude and they give u your money through a debit card which sucks cuz each time u use it they charge a dollar and u have to buy something to take money off so really u lose a good amount of money for the four hours u were there .and if u lose your card they wont issue u a new one. DO NOT GO THERE THEY BRUISE YOUR VEINS AND EVEN THOUGH ITS THEIR FAULT THEY GIVE LIKE TEN DOLLARS SEND U ON YOUR WAY AND SAY DONT COME FOR A MONTH A HUNDRED THUMBS DOWN
11/08/2012
By: keith.taylor.5836711
Octapharma Plasma Inc
DON'T GO HERE AT ALL THE RULE SUCK THE WORKER NICE
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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