Plasma Center Near Me: Where to Donate Plasma for Money

There are more than 400 licensed plasma collection centers in the United States, and many of them compensate donors for their time and donation. Below, we list plasma donation centers throughout the U.S. by region, including information about their donor compensation and eligibility requirements.

To compile this information, we viewed documentation for new/potential donors on each company’s website and contacted their customer service departments.

Nationwide Plasma Donation Centers

BioLife Plasma Services

  • Donor compensation: Between $20 and $50 per visit or up to $400 a month; find out more in our research on how much BioLife pays for donations.
  • Payout method: BioLife Debit Card (prepaid Mastercard)
  • Donor requirements:
    • Must be at least 18 and weigh at least 110 pounds
    • Must be in good health
    • Must provide proof of address and identification
    • Must submit to a medical screening
  • Find a location

GRIFOLS

Note: Some GRIFOLS donation centers operate under the names Biomat USA, PlasmaCare, and Talecris Plasma Resources.

  • Donor compensation: Up to $200 per month on average; specific amounts vary by donation center
  • Payout method: GRIFOLS Prepaid Visa debit card
  • Donor requirements:
    • Must be between 18 and 69 years old
    • Must be in good health
    • Must weigh at least 110 pounds
    • Must present a photo ID, plus proof of your Social Security number and address
    • Must submit to a health screening
  • Find a location

Biotest Plasma Centers

  • Donor compensation: If you’re a new donor, you’ll receive $50 for each of your first five visits, then $30 to $45 for subsequent visits. You can make up to $400 or more in your first month and up to $350 or more each subsequent month. Find out more in our research on how to maximize your earnings at Biotest Plasma.
  • Payout method: Biotest Prepaid Mastercard debit card
  • Donor requirements:
    • Must be 18 or older
    • Must weigh at least 110 pounds
    • Must be in good health
    • Must present your Social Security number and a valid photo ID
    • Must wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes with sleeves you can roll up past your elbow
  • Find a location

CSL Plasma

  • Donor compensation: Up to $400 per month; see our research on CSL Plasma’s donor payments.
  • Payout method: Prepaid Mastercard or Visa debit card
  • Donor requirements: 
    • Must be between 18 and 65 years old
    • Must weigh at least 100 pounds
    • Must have a valid ID and a permanent address
    • Must have no new tattoos or piercings in the last 12 months
    • Must submit to a health screening
  • Find a location

Octapharma Plasma

  • Donor compensation: $300 or more per month; up to $250 for the first five donations ($50 each). Subsequent donation fees vary by location, donor weight, and donation frequency. Most locations offer monthly bonuses of up to $75 for frequent donations. Find out how to maximize your earnings at Octapharma Plasma.
  • Payout method: Prepaid debit card and rewards (such as eGift cards)
  • Donor requirements:
    • Must be between 18 and 66 years old
    • Must weigh at least 110 pounds
    • Must have a healthy vein to draw blood from in your arm
    • Must be in good health
    • Must have no new piercings, tattoos, or permanent makeup in the past 12 months
    • Must submit to a health screening
  • Find a location

Plasma Donation Centers on the East Coast

ImmunoTek Bio Centers

  • Donor compensation: ImmunoTek Bio Centers compensates new donors $55 for each for their first five donations. Subsequent donations will be compensated $25 for the first donation of the week and $40 for any further donations that week. Payment amounts may vary.
  • Payout method: Prepaid, reloadable debit card and monthly giveaways
  • Donor requirements:
    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • Must weigh at least 110 pounds
    • Must provide a valid photo ID, proof of Social Security number, and proof of address
    • Must test non-reactive for transmissible illnesses like hepatitis and HIV
    • Must submit to a medical exam/medical history screening
  • Find a location

New York Blood Center

  • Donor compensation: 75 Advantage points per donation, which equals approximately $3.13 in gift card credit. Once you have 600 points, you can get a $25 gift card (available for Barnes & Noble, Macy’s, AMC, and other stores). If you reach 1,200 points, you can get a $50 get card.
  • Payout method: Donor Advantage program, which lets you redeem Advantage points for a wide variety of gifts or gift cards (Note: The Donor Advantage program requires one donation attempt every 13 months in order to keep points active.)
  • Donor requirements:
    • Must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent) and no older than 75
    • Must weigh at least 110 pounds
    • Must be in good health
    • Must present identification
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B Positive

  • Donor compensation: Up to $200 per month
  • Payout method: B Positive Visa debit card
  • Donor requirements:
    • Must be between 18 and 65 years old
    • Must weigh between 110 and 400 pounds.
    • Must be in generally good health
    • Must live within 50 miles of the donation center
    • Must present a photo ID, proof of Social Security number, and proof of address
  • Find a location

Plasma Donation Centers on the West Coast

Vitalant

Note: Vitalant has locations throughout the country, including the South and the Midwest, but its heaviest concentration is on the West Coast.

  • Donor compensation: Vitalant does not pay cash but compensates donors using a rewards program. There are three levels you can achieve as a donor: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. The higher the level you reach, the more points you will earn for each donation. Gold members may receive around 300 points for scheduling and keeping an appointment. There are also opportunities to earn bonus points during special promotional periods.
  • Payout method: The Hero in Me program allows donors to redeem points for apparel and gift cards to retailers like Target and Amazon.
  • Donor requirements: 
    • Must be at least 16 years old; if 16 or 17, must have permission from parent or guardian
    • Must weigh at least 110 pounds
    • Must be in good general health, including waiting at least 14 days after fever or flu-like symptoms and 72 hours after receiving allergy shots
    • Must not be under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs
    • Must provide a valid ID
  • Find a location

Plasma Donation Centers in the South

ADMA BioCenters

  • Donor compensation: Up to $400 per month; compensation may vary by location
  • Payout method: Reloadable “Cash Card”
  • Donor requirements:
    • Must be in general good health
    • Must be between the ages of 18 and 65
    • Must weigh at least 100 pounds
    • Must pass a medical screening and various other tests.
  • Find a location

BPL Plasma

Note: While BPL Plasma does have a few locations in the Midwest and on the East Coast, the organization’s donation centers are primarily located in the South.

  • Donor compensation: $50 per donation, up to $400 per month
  • Payout method: Prepaid debit card
  • Donor requirements:
    • Must be between the ages of 18 and 65
    • Must weigh at least 110 pounds
    • Must be in basic good health
    • Must not have excessive body piercings or tattoos within the past 12 months
    • Most not have had a recent, lengthy residency in Europe
    • Must to have a history of cancer
    • Must be sober
    • Must not eat fatty foods for at least 24 hours before donation
    • Must provide a photo ID, proof of Social Security number, and proof of address
  • Find a location

KEDPLASMA

  • Donor compensation: $50 each for the first five donations; subsequent donations earn $25 for the first donation of the week and $45 for the second donation of the week. Find more details in our research on KEDPLASMA’s payment policies.
  • Payout method: Wirecard Prepaid Card, plus rewards
  • Donor requirements:
    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • Must weigh at least 110 pounds
    • Must be in good general health
    • Must provide a current government-issued photo ID, proof of address, and a Social Security number
  • Find a location

OneBlood

Note: OneBlood is primarily located in Florida, but also has one campus in North Carolina.

  • Donor compensation: Varies by location
  • Payout method: Gift card; Oneblood also provides a Milestones program, which gives you gifts and rewards once you reach certain milestone markers such as one gallon donated, five gallons donated, etc. Gifts include apparel and other OneBlood merchandise.
  • Donor requirements:
    • Must be at least 16 (Note: 16-year-olds must have parental consent)
    • Must weigh at least 110 pounds
    • Must be in good health and well-hydrated
    • Must bring photo ID and a list of medications you take
    • Must submit to a health screening
  • Find a location

Plasma Donation Centers in the Midwest

Interstate Blood Bank

Note: Interstate Blood Bank has some locations in the South and on the East Coast, but is largely concentrated in the Midwest.

  • Donor compensation: $250 or more per month; $50 for the first five donations, and subsequent fees vary based on weight. For more details, see our research on how much Interstate Blood Bank pays for plasma.
  • Payout method: Prepaid debit card
  • Donor requirements:
    • Must be between 18 and 70 years old
    • Must weight at least 110 pounds
    • Must be well-hydrated and following a balanced diet
    • Must provide valid ID and proof of address
    • Must submit to a medical screening
  • Find a location

In Summary

While there are a variety of plasma donation centers around the country, each of them compensates donors differently. The centers that typically pay the most are those that have locations around the country, such as BioLife, GRIFOLS, Biotest, CSL, and Octapharma.

Make sure you ask questions about the compensation process before donating, so you know what you’ll have in hand when you leave the donation center. If your main focus is who pays the most, see our article that lists the highest paying places to donate plasma.

7 comments

  • If you live in IL can you go to MI to donate? The closest one in IL is 2 hours away

  • Any particular reason that there aren’t any plasma donation locations in connnecticut? I would really like to regularly donate but there isn’t a single location near me!

    • Rebecca Turley says:
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      Hi Cait,

      Although at this time, there doesn’t appear to be any national or regional blood plasma donation centers in Connecticut, you may be able to find local centers near you by contacting the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS.

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      Hi Ankita,

      A great place to start is with the location finders we’ve provided for each plasma donation agency. Just click on the link that says “Find a donation center near you” for any of the organizations that you’re interested in, and you’ll be able to find out whether there are any donation centers for that agency in your area. Once you’ve found a local donation center, you can use the provided phone number for that location to contact the center if you have specific questions. I hope this helps!