How safe is specialty plasma donation?

Plasma donation is performed safely throughout the United States every day.

More Info: In the USA alone, over 13 million successful plasma collections are performed each year. Plasma donations are one of the most highly regulated procedures in the American health industry. The entire procedure is aseptic, so all supplies used during the process are sterile and NEVER reused. A medical professional will observe the entire donation and you can stop the donation process at any time if you are not feeling well or you become uncomfortable. Though rare, some individuals may have adverse reactions to plasma donation that include: bruising and swelling at the sight where the needle enters the arm, light-headedness, nausea, and fainting. Before you donate, you will read and sign an Informed Consent that lists all possible risks associated with venipuncture and plasma donation.