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Prepare for Your Donation

Eligibility Requirements

Donors must:

  • be feeling well and pass our medical exam

  • be between the ages of 18 and 65

  • weigh between 110 and 400 lbs

  • live within 35 miles of B Positive Plasma center

  • possess the proper documents listed in the “Remember to Bring” checklist.

For more information on what to expect for your first donation, check out our FAQs.

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Remember to Bring

  • Photo ID

  • Proof of Social Security Number

  • Proof of Current Address

  • View eligibility requirements here.

Prepare to Donate

  • Stay Hydrated: Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. Avoid alcohol and caffeine prior to donating.

  • Eat Healthy Meals: Eat a well-balanced diet high in protein and iron. Avoid fried, greasy and fatty foods.*

  • Delay Smoking: Avoid smoking for 30 minutes before and after donating.

  • Stay Home When Sick: You must be feeling well and healthy to donate.

  • Rest Up: You must remain awake and alert during your donation. Get a good night’s sleep.

*Donors will not be compensated for fatty donations of plasma.