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Donation Process

Canadian Plasma Resources wants to make you comfortable when you donate. Let us explain what you can expect during your visit.

For your first visit to donate, schedule 21/4 hours. This is to complete all the health and safety checks and to make your first donation. Your next visit should take about 90 minutes to donate.

Registering

  • Present valid identification
  • Complete questionnaire
  • Review educational material
  • Review consent form
  • Undergo preliminary health checks, including blood pressure and temperature

Screening

  • Undergo physical examination
  • Review registration information with medical professional
  • Participate in interview and question and answer session
  • Confirm consent

Donating

  • Escorted to bed
  • Prep for donation
  • Connect to plasmapheresis machine
  • Pass time by reading, watching TV or listening to music
  • Undergo monitoring by staff

Relaxing

  • Enjoy refreshments in waiting room for 10 minutes
  • Schedule next donation
Video by: Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association PPTA