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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-$60 in NYC and between $50-$140 in Florida.

We hope to see you soon!

March 7, 2023

How Many Plasma Centers Are There Across the US?

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How Many Plasma Centers Are There Across the US?

plasma donorsThere are 54% more plasma donation centers in the US than there were four years ago, and we hope the number keeps rising. The more plasma donation centers there are, the more people with life-threatening conditions and diseases can benefit from plasma donations that will change their lives. Since people require a collective 6,500 units of plasma daily in the US, we need all the help we can get.

Let’s find out how many plasma donation centers there are in the whole of the United States.

Why is plasma donation important?

Plasma is always in high demand. We gathered some facts to show just how crucial our plasma donors are.

  • Up to 100,000 people in the US are affected by sickle cell disease, including 1,000 babies born with sickle cell each year, many of whom will need plasma and blood donations throughout their lives.

  • There were an estimated 1.9 million new cancer cases in the US in 2022, many of whom will require at least one plasma or blood transfusion during treatment.

  • Whole blood is about 55% plasma. This means you can donate more in plasma than in whole blood, and you can donate plasma more frequently. So, it’s possible there’s a chance you could help more people. Find out what else you can donate besides just plasma.

  • For one year of treatment, a patient requires up to 130 individual donations to treat immunodeficiency, up to 900 individual donations to treat Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and up to 1,200 individual donations to treat hemophilia A.

  • Donors can make up to $500 dollars a month (Valued based on Olgam Life centers in NYC locations, with up to $650 in FL.)

Are you interested in donating plasma? We answer all our most heard questions here.

How Many Plasma Donation Centers Are There in the US?

In 2018 there were 737 plasma donation centers in the US, and that number is only set to grow, so we can expect even more centers to open today. At Olgam Life, we’re always working hard to open more donation centers and make plasma donation possible in more communities.

Statista plasma donation centres in the US

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According to a review in the American Journal of Hematology, 30 million liters of plasma were collected in approximately 40 million individual procedures in 2017 in the US, but with more casualties occurring every day and patients who depend on recurring transfusions throughout their lives, there’s always the need for more plasma.

After the donation process, Plasma is frozen and stored for up to one year, known as FFP (fresh frozen plasma), so if you donate plasma frequently, you don’t have to worry about it going out of date or being wasted.

Plasma donation was at an all-time high in 2019, when there were 53.5 million individual donations. But the Covid-19 lockdown meant plasma donation took a serious hit, with over 10 million fewer donations in 2020. The number of donations still hasn’t recovered since the pandemic, so we need every bit of help we can get.

Statista plasma collections

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Finding a Plasma Donation Center Near You

One of the best ways to get more people to donate plasma and help others in dire need of a chance to get better or live more comfortable, productive lives is to make donation easy and accessible. At Olgam Life, we recommend you visit a donation center within 50 miles of your home.

Donors want blood plasma locations close by so they don’t have to travel far out of their everyday lives. After the process of donating plasma, we always let donors recover for as long as they need in our centers so they can leave feeling refreshed and let any immediate side effects diminish. Still, we know no one wants to travel far to get home after a donation anyway.

This is why we run a network of plasma centers across New York and Florida. Our seven different donation centers mean we offer as many people as possible in the NY and FL areas the chance to donate comfortably. We’re always looking for new staff to expand our organization and keep our mission alive.

See all of our plasma donation center locations. If you have any questions about getting to us and donating, chat with our friendly team.

Read guides and resources in our blog to help you prepare for plasma donation, including What Excludes You From Donating Any Plasma? What to Do and Not Do Before Donating Plasma? And Can I Still Give Plasma Having Just Had COVID?

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Written by
Sarah Ford