Blood plasma is a vital part of medicines and therapies for some rare and fatal diseases. As blood plasma cannot be synthesized in a laboratory, it is very important for donors to donate blood plasma. A plasma donation means instead of donating b ottles of whole blood, you can simply donate a component of the blood like plasma. The process of donating plasma includes taking small amount of blood from the donor’s arm through a sterilized and fresh syringe. The blood is centrifuged in order to separate plasma from other blood components. The plasma is taken out and the remaining blood is returned back to the donor. This process is repeated several times to extract a desired amount of plasma.

 

Below are some of the plasma donation centers and organizations which accept blood plasma donation as a type of blood donation in New York:

New York Blood Center: New York Blood Center (NYBC) has served 50 years with a mission of saving lives and has contributed to transfusion medicine on a large extent. It is totally safe to donate plasma to this organization. Plasma donation includes collecting concentrated plasma from the whole blood of the donor using automated technology. The donors having blood type AB are most valued for plasma donation. It will take approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes to complete the donation. Plasma can be donated once every 28 days.

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There are many NYBC donation centers in New York.

4501 Vernon Blvd,

Long Island City, NY 11101

Phone: (718) 706-5200

American Red Cross: American Red Cross opened its first collection center in the year 1948 in Rochester, New York. By starting a collection center, American Red Cross aimed to begin a nationwide blood program for common people. Before that, the organization used to collect blood for war victims and US military. First blood service was started in 1940. It was a blood processing relief program called as Plasma for Britain for providing relief to English war victims. Today the organization is the largest supplier of blood in the United States of America.

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Main Chapter Location

American Red Cross in Greater New York
520 W 49th Street
New York, NY, 10019
Phone: (877) 733-2767

American Red Cross on Long Island

195 Willis Avenue
Mineola, NY, 11501
Phone: (516) 747-3500

American Red Cross Metro NY North

99 Indian Field Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone: (203) 869-8444

BPL Plasma: BPL is a leader in plasma industry and has been so for the last 25 years in United States and other countries. The organization’s commitment is to supply high quality plasma used in the manufacturing of life saving medicines and therapies. BPL is also working with biotechnology companies to help them by providing plasma that will be needed in development of new products. An example to be cited is the latest treatment for Staph infections in newborns.

BPL gives compensation in form of cash for each donation. For the time and effort that the donor puts in to come down to the center and donate blood plasma, the reward is to encourage regular participation of the donor to boost the availability of blood plasma. The amount that is received as compensation vary slightly based on the type of plasma donation. If your plasma has some special antibodies, then you will become a “specialty donor”. This plasma that contains special antibodies is used to develop specialty drugs for some deadly diseases or for newborns or for organ transplant patients. Donation centers can be located by contacting the organization’s branch in New York.

Street – 20 05 97 Avenue

Locality – Queens Village, New York 11429

Addresses of some more plasma donation centers in New York:

Blood Bank Transfusion SVC

525 E 68th St # M09,

New York NY, 10065,

(212) 746-4443

Nelson Carl Truman

211 Central Park W,

New York, NY 10024

(212) 877-4440

Safeblood Foundation-America

575 Madison Ave,

New York, NY 10022