Among different kinds of blood donations, plasma donation is one. Plasma is that part of blood in which nutrients and blood clotting factors. It is the extracellular matrix of blood cells. The blood cells float in this pale yellow liquid. Plasma is used to treat many serious diseases like autoimmune disorders and hemophilia. A person can donate plasma once in four weeks. Compensation in the form of money is usually given by many plasma donation centers.

Below are some of the plasma donation centers in San Francisco.

Blood centers of the Pacific

:In June 1941, Irwin Memorial Blood Bank was opened by two physicians of San Francisco. It was the first nonprofit community blood bank of USA. Before that, there was no way to collect blood and store it for later use. The two physicians made a promise to the people of San Francisco that no patient would die because of unavailability of adequate amount of blood. This promise was kept by opening Irwin Memorial Blood Bank. Many years after its establishment, the collection of blood was expanded all over California and hence a bigger facility was required. In April 1955, new branches of Irwin at Masonic and Turk streets were opened. Today, Blood centers of the Pacific has its headquarters there.

The Irwin Memorial Blood Bank got merged with Peninsula Blood Bank in 1997 and became “Blood centers of the Pacific” (BCP).

BCP got affiliated with Blood Systems which was the second largest organization for blood collection in the USA in the year 1999.

Lastly, in the year 2011, Blood Centers of the Pacific and Blood Bank of Redwoods got merged.

The mission of BCP is to provide adequate supply of blood at affordable cost so as to meet the need of blood of people. BCP also aims to conduct medical research to improve the safety of blood transfusions.

Addresses for Plasma donation in San Francisco, BCP:

Downtown Center

250 Bush Street
Suite 136 (Mills Building)
San Francisco, CA 94104

Appointments: 1-888-393-GIVE (4483)

Irwin Center

270 Masonic Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone: (415) 567-6400

Appointments: 1-888-393-GIVE (4483)


It was started in the year 1948. Initially it was named as Sacramento Medical Foundation. It was started as a single blood bank and now it is one of best blood research organizations in the world. Thousands of volunteers and donors have contributed to the growth of the organization. The organization is committed to provide a safe blood supply and better availability. It strives to meet the needs of patients and hospitals. This was the first voluntary organization for plasma donation in the USA. For queries related to eligibility criteria for donating source plasma, you can contact the information line at 822.5663. BloodSource works with a non-profit organization to which the source plasma donated by you is sent for fractionation. This organization is in Europe. Fractionation is a process for testing the source plasma and processing it. Once the fractionation process is done successfully, the source plasma is added to the pool of other plasma donations. This pool is used to develop medicines and therapies for some critical diseases. Bloodsource supplies blood plasma to San Fransisco as well.


609 Elmira Rd,


CA 95687,

United States

Phone: +1 866-822-5663

Other paid plasma donation centers in San Francisco are:

Davies Medical Center

(415) 600-6000

San Francisco, CA

St Mary’s Medical Center

(415) 668-1000

450 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

(415) 353-6000

900 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA

Kaiser Foundation Hospital

(415) 833-2000

San Francisco, CA 

San Francisco Gen Hospital Med Center

(415) 206-8000

1001 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA

St Luke’s Hospital

(415) 647-8600

3555 Cesar Chavez Street
San Francisco, CA

California Pacific Med Center

(415) 563-4321

2333 Buchanan Street
San Francisco, CA

Ucsf Medical Center

(415) 476-1000

500 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Chinese Hospital

(415) 982-2400

845 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA

Laguna Honda Hospital & Rehab Center

(415) 759-2300

375 Laguna Honda Boulevard
San Francisco, CA