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New Donor?

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Olgam Life donor!  You are welcome to stop by at any time, no appointment necessary.

Just be sure to bring:

1. Your current, unexpired ID
2. Proof of address within 50 miles of a center (a piece of mail or a bill with your full name and address will do)
3. Your social security card or a tax document with your full name and SSN displayed

The center will help you complete a health questionnaire and conduct a quick physical to determine your eligibility. After each successful donation, you will be paid between $50-$70 in NYC and between $50-$100 in Florida.

We hope to see you soon!

FAQs from you

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Can I use the restroom while donating plasma?

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During the plasma donation process, individuals are not allowed to use the restroom.

Can I donate plasma while taking Ozempic?

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If you are taking Ozempic, your eligibility to donate plasma needs a personal evaluation by the center. Please visit the center to determine your eligibility and learn more about your individual case.

Is there a list of medications that would make one ineligible for donating?

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We do not provide a standardized list of medications that would automatically disqualify donors, as each case is unique. To determine eligibility, we recommend contacting the donation center directly and informing them about the medications you are currently taking. Our medical staff will carefully assess your individual situation to determine if you meet the criteria for plasma donation. For a general overview of some basic health requirements, donors must be between 18-64 years old, not pregnant, and not on blood thinners. However, specific medical conditions and medications are best evaluated by our medical professionals during the eligibility screening process.

Can I donate after getting a flu shot?

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Absolutely! Olgam donors can donate plasma after receiving COVID or flu vaccinations. There is no waiting period or restriction for plasma donation after getting vaccinated.

Can I donate if I've had Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?

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Individuals who have had Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) are ineligible for plasma donation.

Can I donate if I have diabetes?

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Diabetics are generally not qualified donors. However, if your diabetes is well-controlled, you may still be eligible to donate. Please visit the center for an individual assessment.

How long do I need to wait after the Covid vaccine to donate plasma?

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There is no waiting period or restriction for plasma donation after getting the Covid vaccine.

Center Locations and Services

When is the quietest time at the center?

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Our wait times vary by week, so for the most updated information, please give the center you donate at a call.

What are your locations and hours of operation?

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For hours and locations, please visit https://olgam.com/our-locations/.

Do I need to donate at the same location every time?

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Our donor management system is fully automated and cloud-based which means that you can donate at any Olgam Life donation center.

Do I need an appointment?

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Olgam Life is a walk-in facility, so you do not need an appointment to donate.

Are there Spanish language plasma donation programs in New York or Florida?

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As of now, Olgam Life does not provide a Spanish-language program.

Does Olgam Life have free parking?

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Free parking is only available at the Howard Beach and Fort Pierce Olgam locations.

Does the Bronx location have an elevator?

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Yes, the Bronx location is equipped with an elevator.

Does Olgam Life have a Spanish speaking program?

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Currently, Olgam does not offer a Spanish language program. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. However, our staff at the centers will do their best to assist you in English and ensure a smooth donation process.

What's the latest I can come in and donate plasma?

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Donors are welcome to walk in at any time until closure. Feel free to visit our donation center during operating hours, and our team will be happy to assist you with the plasma donation process.

Are there plans to extend your hours of operation in the future?

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We are continuously working on expanding our hours of operation to better accommodate our donors. Please stay tuned for schedule updates as we aim to provide more convenient options for plasma donation.

Is there a limit to how often I can switch donation centers?

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There is no limit to how many times Olgam Life Plasma Donation donors can donate at different locations. See all of our locations here: https://olgam.com/our-locations/

Documentation and Identification

Can I donate without my social security card?

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Yes, you can still donate, but you'll need an alternative document that shows both your full social security number and name, such as a W2 form.

Can I donate plasma on a visitor's visa?

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Olgam donors are not allowed to donate on a visitor's visa. Additionally, individuals from abroad are ineligible to donate. To be eligible for plasma donation, donors must have proof of a local address and a social security number.

Is there any other form of identification that can replace my social security card number?

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Unfortunately, we only accept donors who have a social security number.