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Find Out if You Can Give Plasma

“Now that I’m taking plasma medication, I’m me again. I went back to work and can even run again.” Quote from Vanessa, a plasma donation recipient.

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.

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