Plasma - LifeSource

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Plasma is the pale yellow, liquid component of blood that contains clotting factors and other nutrients and transports cells throughout the bloodstream. Plasma helps replace lost fluids and other blood proteins in burn victims. Plasma products are also used in the treatment of bleeding disorders, liver failure and severe infections.

Plasma donors are eligible to donate every 29 days.

The qualifications for plasma donors are similar to those for whole blood donations. The minimum age is 18 (16 or 17 with signed parental consent form*). Plasma donors must weigh at least 125 pounds.

*Download the parental consent form in English or in Spanish. (Will open as a .pdf.)

LifeSource collects plasma at the following donor centers:

Arlington Heights

Crystal Lake

Evanston

Glenview

Gurnee

Jefferson Park

Lake Bluff

Lansing

Lincoln Park

Naperville

Norridge

Oak Lawn

Orland Park

Schaumburg

State of Illinois

Villa Park

Westmont