To make sure donors and patients are safe, there are some requirements donors must meet. Generally, donors should:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Weigh at least 110 pounds
- Be in good health
When you give plasma for the first time, you will complete an extensive medical history screening and a doctor will give you a physical exam. During the exam, and before all future plasma donations, you will also have to test negative for certain viruses, including hepatitis and HIV.