Becoming a Plasma Donor

Plasma is the straw-colored liquid portion of your blood which contains hundreds of proteins and antibodies. About 90% of plasma is water and the human body typically replaces plasma every 48 hours.

Plasmapheresis is the special process that allows you to donate your plasma while having your red and white blood cells, and platelets returned to you. As a result, it is unlikely that you will experience any weakness or fatigue after a plasma donation. It usually takes about an hour to donate plasma.

Donating plasma is a very safe process with minimal to no side effects. At your initial appointment prior to donating, you will receive a brief physical exam and we will review your medical history. These steps help ensure donating is safe for you and those who receive the products produced from your plasma.

At every visit to Cangene Plasma Resources, your health will be screened to make sure you have a safe donation. At some of our plasma centers, donors can use our electronic screening kiosks which decrease the amount of time needed for a donation visit. This touch-screen kiosk will review your medical history questions while keeping all of your information strictly confidential.

The fastest way to become a plasma donor at Cangene Plasma Resources is to contact us to schedule your first appointment. As we value your time as much as you do, Cangene Plasma Resources operates on an appointment-only basis. To schedule your first appointment, please contact us at 1-204-275-4630.

Click here to download the PDF of our Donor Education Brochure, which contains information to help educate our donors about various ways to keep their body healthy for plasma donation. Click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about plasma donation.