A Day in the Life of a Plasma Donor

Tuesday October 17th, 2017

Each day at Canadian Plasma Resources, our doors are revolving with countless donors dedicated to making the world a better place by providing their plasma to help those in need.

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to become one of our selfless plasma donors? Allow us to shed some light on what a day in the life of a plasma donor entails:

What is donating plasma like?

While it’s completely normal to have some nerves at first, as many in your position before have discovered, the plasma donation process is totally safe and ultimately a piece of cake! After the first donation, you’ll find that it gets much easier and faster to donate.

If you still need help deciding, read the decision-making process of other individuals before you in this blog post.

Leading up to your appointment

  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eating healthy, drinking water. (Review our health and nutrition page)
  • Avoid smoking, drinking, etc.

And remember – the healthier you are, the higher-quality plasma you will be able to provide. Read our 5 tips for donating healthier plasma.


Arriving at your appointment

Once you arrive at the clinic you will be greeted by our helpful staff. After registering, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire, review some educational material, get screened, and undergo a physical examination.

Once you’re all cleared, you’ll be ready to donate! Bring a book, or another form of entertainment to help pass the time.



During the donation process, the physician will collect the necessary blood in a process called Plasmapheresis. One of the most common questions we get is “does it hurt”? But many would simply compare the needle to a mild bee sting.


After your donation

After your plasma is collected, you are free to collect your compensation and head home for the day! Nothing will compare to the feeling of personal satisfaction that you’ll experience on the ride home knowing that your donation will go towards saving your fellow men, women, and children!


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