6 Highest-Paying Plasma Donation Centers Listed

The highest-paying blood plasma donation centers with locations across the U.S. are BioLife Plasma Services, BPL Plasma, CSL Plasma, Grifols/Biomat USA, Interstate Blood Bank, and KEDPLASMA. While pay structures at each center vary, donors can earn up to $400 a month or more.

What We Recommend

Grifols/Biomat USA and KEDPLASMA offer the highest possible payments for a single plasma donation, plus promotions like referral bonuses. Both of these centers provide earnings of up to $75 for some donations. However, BPL and CSL also offer rewards programs and promotions to allow donors to earn more than the base payment per donation.

Comparison Table

See the table below for a quick comparison of pay rates and promotions, then click any center or scroll for more information.

Plasma Center Pay per Donation Additional Incentives
BioLife Plasma Services $20 to $50 None
BPL Plasma $50 $15 bonus for sixth donation and referral; $60 bonus for eighth donation
CSL Plasma $20 to $45 Rewards program & periodic promotions
Grifols/Biomat USA $40 to $75 Referral bonuses; raffle drawings
Interstate Blood Bank $30 to $50 None
KEDPLASMA $25 to $75 KEDREWARDS program; referral bonuses

The List

Grifols/Biomat USA

  • How much you can earn: Between $40 and $75 per donation; individual locations also hold raffle drawings and donor referral programs.[1][2]
  • Method of payment: Prepaid debit card[3]
  • Find a location (Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, or Wisconsin)

Note: Our previous research has more information about donating blood at Biomat USA (owned by Grifols).

KEDPLASMA

  • How much you can earn: $50 for the first donation, $75 for the second donation, and $50 for the next three donations; from the sixth donation forward, you’ll earn $25 for the first donation of the week and $45 for the second donation of the week. You can earn $400 per month or more, though amounts vary by location and donor weight. KEDPLASMA offers a rewards program, and individual locations may offer referral bonuses.[4]
  • Method of payment: Prepaid debit card (as previously reported)
  • Find a location (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, or Texas)

BPL Plasma

  • How much you can earn: $50 per donation, up to $400 per month; BPL also offers regular bonuses and incentives announced on the BPL Plasma Facebook page, such as a $15 bonus on your sixth donation, a $15 bonus when you refer a friend, or a $60 bonus on your eighth donation.[5]
  • Method of payment: Prepaid debit card[5]
  • Find a location (Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, or Texas)

BioLife Plasma Services

  • How much you can earn: Between $20 and $50 per visit (as previously reported); up to $400 a month[6]
  • Method of payment: Prepaid debit card[7]
  • Find a location (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, or Wyoming)

CSL Plasma

  • How much you can earn: $20 to $45 per donation (as previously reported); CSL also offers periodic rewards and promotions.[8]
  • Method of payment: Prepaid debit card[9]
  • Find a location (Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, or West Virginia)

Interstate Blood Bank, Inc.

  • How much you can earn: Between $30 and $50 for the first two donations;[10] payments for subsequent donations will be based on weight (as previously reported)
  • Method of payment: Paysign[11]
  • Find a location (Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Wisconsin)

If none of the plasma donation centers listed above have locations near you, we also list plasma donation centers by region.

Why Are Some People Paid More Than Others?

Rates may vary according to several factors, including the facility’s location, donor weight, and whether the donor is new or returning. It is illegal to be paid to sell organs; however, when you donate plasma, you’re not legally selling your blood. Instead, you’re compensated for your time and commitment to donating.

For this reason, new donors and donors with higher body weight often receive higher rates; the process of donating plasma takes more time for them.[12] (Donors of higher weight are eligible to give more plasma per visit, which means a lengthier appointment.)

Requirements for Donating Plasma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limits plasma donation to twice in seven days and once in two days.[13][14][12][9] Since the number of times you can donate plasma is restricted, you’ll likely want to make sure you’re choosing the highest-paying donation center in your area.

You’ll also want to be sure you meet the donation center’s requirements before visiting. Each donation center has age limits, weight limits, and medical screening requirements. Find out more about these requirements in our related research on how to donate blood for money.

  1. Grifols donation center representatives[]
  2. https://www.grifolsplasma.com/en/returning-plasma-donors/buddy-bonus-program[]
  3. https://www.grifolsplasma.com/en/donation-resources/plasma-donation-faqs?p_p_id=plasmacategoryfilter_WAR_plasmacategorynavigationportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=content&p_p_col_pos=1&p_p_col_count=4&p_r_p_-595413225_resetCurPlasma=true&p_r_p_-595413225_categoryIdPlasma=923225[]
  4. KEDPLASMA donation center representatives[]
  5. BPL Plasma donation center representatives[][]
  6. BioLife donation center customer service representatives[]
  7. https://www.biolifeplasma.com/us/become-donor/compensation[]
  8. https://www.cslplasma.com/rewards-for-current-donors[]
  9. https://www.cslplasma.com/faqs[][]
  10. Interstate Blood Bank, Inc. donation center customer service representatives[]
  11. https://www.interstatebloodbank.com/?page_id=2306[]
  12. https://octapharmaplasma.com/donor/plasma-donation-faq[][]
  13. https://www.grifolsplasma.com/documents/922981/923316/donating+plasma+-+questions+and+answers+for+plasma+donors/f32f1239-0b25-4725-9fa2-000e66fac040[]
  14. https://bplplasma.com/plasma-donation-frequency[]

18 comments

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
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      Hello, Renee! Yes, you can donate if you have Rh-negative blood. Some donation centers (including KEDPLASMA) even offer specific programs for Rh-negative donors. Best of luck with your donation!

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
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      Hello, Fran! Your initial screening at a plasma donation center will focus on your vital signs and overall health rather than your blood type; donation centers accept all blood types. However, after a blood sample is taken, you can ask to know your blood type. Best of luck with your donation!

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
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      Hello, Mel! None of the plasma donation centers we contacted specifically exclude people with Raynaud’s. Except for the prohibited conditions listed in our article, eligibility usually depends on the severity of your condition and which treatments (if any) you are using. It would be best to contact the center you are interested in donating to or complete the initial medical screening to determine whether you are eligible. Best of luck!

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
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      Hello, Nicole! To clarify, are you wondering whether you can donate plasma after donating whole blood at a local facility? If so, yes — but you will usually need to wait around eight weeks from the date of your whole blood donation. We have updated our article to include this information.

  • Misty Young says:

    I have O negative blood….do any plasma centers offer money to donate whole blood?

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
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      Hello, Misty! Generally, whole blood donation centers do not offer payment for donations. As explained in our article on how to donate blood for money, the plasma is most valuable to these companies, which is why some are willing to pay for it. However, the plasma donation process is similar to donating blood, so if you are interested in earning money, plasma donation is a good alternative to volunteer blood donation.

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
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      Hello, Judy! There usually is no upper age limit for donating plasma as long as you pass the pre-screening physical and are in good health. We have updated our article to include this information.

        • Lindsey Desmet says:
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          Thank you for bringing this to our attention, George! We looked into this further and were able to confirm that BPL Plasma and CSL Plasma have upper age limits of 65; however, limits differ by the donation center. For instance, Biomat USA accepts donors up to age 69. We have updated our article to reflect that some donation centers do implement an upper age limit.

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
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      Hello, Kevin! Doctors typically recommend stopping blood/plasma donations at least two weeks before your surgery. However, it is best to contact your doctor directly with questions regarding your upcoming operation.