Biotest Plasma Center in Athens, Georgia
Plasma Donation Center
Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a Grifols Company, owns and operates 27 plasma donation centers in 11 states across the United States. All of our plasma centers are licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as various international health authorities. Our plasma centers follow strict guidelines in the donor screening and plasma collection processes.
From the moment you step into a Biomat USA Plasma Center, our technicians are dedicated to assuring your plasma donation experience is a positive one. As a BPC plasma donor, your comfort and safety are our number one priority. While every donor is compensated and rewarded for donating plasma, the real benefits of donating plasma is knowing that you are helping to save lives.
Biomat USA Plasma Centers are committed to treating donors with respect, providing quality lifesaving products and building lasting relationships you can trust! Our Mission: “Quality, Commitment and Trust … in Everything We Do!”
Grifols is a global healthcare company with more than 75 years of legacy dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people around the world. Grifols produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to help them deliver expert medical care.
Grifols is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain and has over 21,000 employees in 30 countries. Grifols’ three main divisions – Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital – develop, produce and market innovative products and services that are available in more than 100 countries.
Our Plasma Donation Center is located at:
Biomat USA Plasma Center – Plasma Donation Center
Biomat USA Plasma Center
233 West Hancock Avenue
Athens, Georgia 30601
What is Plasma?
Plasma is a straw-colored “liquid” portion of the blood, which is also composed of a “cellular” portion consisting of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
Plasma is made up of:
- Water (about 90%)
- Proteins and clotting factors (about 10%)
- Small amounts of salts, glucose, and lipids
It contains important substances like antibodies that protect us from such diseases as hepatitis, rabies, tetanus, and chicken pox; clotting factors that stop bleeding; and proteins that can be vital to the survival of trauma and burn victims.
What is the difference between donating blood and donating plasma?
Blood is composed of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Plasma makes up approximately 55 percent of the volume of blood. About 7 percent of a person’s weight is blood. An average sized man has about 12 pints of blood and an average woman has about 9 pints.
Who can donate plasma?
Donors must be 18 or older and must be in good physical health and lead a low-risk lifestyle. Learn More
How often can plasma be donated?
Plasma is quickly replaced by the body, normally within 24 hours. A person may donate no more than 2 times every 7 days with at least a 1 day interval between donations.
How long does it take to donate plasma?
The first visit takes 2 to 3 hours, due to screening to ensure that the donor meets health standards. Subsequent visits will usually last slightly over 1 hour.
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more answers about plasma, the donation process and other benefits.
Please Contact Us today for more information about becoming a Biotest Plasma donor.
To schedule an appointment for plasma donations, please visit our Athens Make a Donation Appointment page: