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By: lacey.n.richardson.1
Csl Plasma
I have been a donnor sence the door open and never had a problem til now i tured in my cards and here it is two weeks later and nothing i went up there the day someone was walking out in hand cuffs and this manager and red headed girl staff tried to make me look stupid in front of him only to find out i was telling the truth and had received nothing call talk management after three days of hearing someone will call you right back and manager did nothing still not compensated for my scratch off and i guess I'll wait for another three day for the mangers to call that's a way to run a business ignore your donnor
By: scott.davidsen
Csl Plasma
I became a new donor the day CSL plasma opened it's location in Waco, and have been donating twice a week since then. The staff shows professionalism, and treats each person, regardless of age, race, or socioeconomic status with dignity and respect. All equipment and machines are clean and organized, and it is a safe environment to donate plasma, while helping to save lives, and getting fairly compensated for our time. I encourage anyone in the Waco area to visit, and see for yourself. Bring a friend or two!
By: Bill B.
Csl Plasma
Staff was professional and friendly. Process went smoothly. Initial process takes a little long,but follow up visits went well.
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By: Larry H.
Csl Plasma
Too much playing around by the employees. Not very professional. Never going back. Not worth the crap you have to put up with
By: heather.sanchez.5
Csl Plasma
Rude workers but fast money
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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