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READY TO DONATE?

After you qualify for Biolynk’s Donation Program, our specialists will walk you through the process and make your plasma donation easy, and rewarding.

DONATION PROCESS

Your First Plasma Donation:

  • For your first appointment, plan on spending about 3 hours at the donor center.
  • While you wait to donate, you will have your blood pressure checked as well as your pulse, temperature, and weight.
  • You will meet with a health care provider who will explain how the plasmapheresis process works and ask you the required donor questions.
  • You will meet with a doctor and be given a physical examination.
  • You will also be asked about your medical history.
  • You may be given a urinalysis and other basic lab procedures.
  • When it is time for you to donate, a nurse or a phlebotomist will direct you to a donor station where an IV will be placed in your arm to collect the needed plasma.
  • You will be monitored throughout the whole donation process by a nurse who will ensure that all safety procedures are being met.
  • The amount of plasma you will donate depends entirely upon your weight.
  • A full plasma donation does not exceed 880 mL.
  • After you are done donating, your blood will be spun down in a centrifuge in order to separate the red blood cells from the plasma.
  • After your plasma is spun down, you will receive your red blood cells back along with some saline (salty water) so as to replace the volume of fluid lost.
  • Once you are done donating, you will be monetarily compensated.
  • Further donations will then be scheduled.

Subsequent Visits:

  • On subsequent visits, plan on spending approximately 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours at the donor center.
  • You will have all your vital signs and weight taken.
  • You will be asked all of the required donor questions.
  • You will have a finger prick so that the donor center can test your protein and iron levels.
  • Once you are finished with the above procedures, you then donate you plasma (actual donation process is the same as above).
  • Once you are done donating, you will receive payment for your donation.
  • Further donations will then be scheduled.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

STEP 1 – Complete the Qualification Form and Contact Biolynk.

STEP 2 – If you qualify to participate, you will be scheduled to visit an FDA-licensed plasma collection facility. The facilities used for these donations meet the highest FDA standards, and all materials utilized in the plasma collection process are completely sterile and disposed of after each donation.

Your plasma will be collected via a process called plasmapheresis. This procedure is similar to donating whole blood (i.e. Red Cross). In the plasmapheresis process your plasma is collected alone returning your red blood cells back to you. This process typically leaves you without the blood donation side effects of being dizzy or weak. Your body will regenerate plasma collected by the donor centers within 24 hours. The FDA allows a patient to donate up to twice in a seven day period of time.

STEP 3 – Immediately following your donation, you will receive compensation, along with your Biolynk covered travel and lodging expenses.

STEP 4 – Continue donating as long as your plasma meets Biolynk’s antibody program requirements.

COMMON QUESTIONS

Plasma is the yellowish liquid which makes up 55% to 60% of a person’s blood volume.

Plasmapheresis is a plasma donation. The process allows a donor to give just part of their blood – plasma.

By participating in our Plasma Donation Program you help maintain the availability of infectious disease, auto-immune disease and polyclonal antibody laboratory test kits. Your plasma donation helps future patients receive an accurate and prompt test result!

If Biolynk is unable to find people for antibody recruitment, then certain test kits could eventually go on back order . . . and that means the test may not be available when someone needs it! Therefore, by participating in our Plasma Donation Program you help maintain the availability of test kits.

Some of our donors have participated in the program for years and are able to pay off expensive medical bills and improve their quality of life. 

Helping Healthcare, Helping Patients.

Biolynk contracts with all major donor facilities in the Unites States. When possible, you will be referred to a center that is local to your area. In most cases, if long distance travel is necessary, all of your expenses will be covered, (i.e. flight, hotel, and ground transportation) ensuring that you will not have any out of pocket expenses.

If you have been diagnosed with any one of the diseases we look for AND you meet our specific donor qualifications, you can become a plasma donor for this vital quality control material. You will be compensated each and every time you donate (up to $500 per donation, based on qualification).

If you have been diagnosed with any one of the diseases we look for AND you meet our specific donor qualifications, you can become a plasma donor for this vital quality control material. You will be compensated each and every time you donate (up to $500 per donation, based on qualification).

If you have been diagnosed with any one of the diseases we look for AND you meet our specific donor qualifications, you can become a plasma donor for this vital quality control material. You will be compensated each and every time you donate (up to $500 per donation, based on qualification).

If you have been diagnosed with any one of the diseases we look for AND you meet our specific donor qualifications, you can become a plasma donor for this vital quality control material. You will be compensated each and every time you donate (up to $500 per donation, based on qualification).

If you have been diagnosed with any one of the diseases we look for AND you meet our specific donor qualifications, you can become a plasma donor for this vital quality control material. You will be compensated each and every time you donate (up to $500 per donation, based on qualification).

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