Donate Plasma

Did you know that almost half of all blood donations in Australia are actually plasma donations?

Plasma is a powerful and versatile part of your blood. Over half of your blood is plasma, which is full of special proteins that can be used in 18 different life-giving ways, from treating serious burns and cancer, to protecting people with brain disorders or immune conditions. 

Your plasma is needed now

Australia’s demand for plasma is growing rapidly. This is because of improvements in detecting conditions it can be used to treat, and new medical uses for plasma being discovered all the time.

How plasma donation works

Donating plasma is a lot like donating blood, and just as rewarding! 

Donating only takes about 45 minutes, and you sit on a comfy couch where you can read, catch up on your favourite TV shows or just enjoy some uninterrupted down time.

Leave about 1.5 hours for the whole appointment, which includes meeting with a friendly staff member before your donation and having a free snack and drink after.

Read more about the overall blood donation process or specifically about donating plasma.

Can you donate plasma?

You should be able to donate plasma as long as you are 18-70 years old, healthy and weigh over 50kg. Take our quick eligibility quiz now.

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