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Grifols plasma donation center in Fall River – saving lives while boosting the local economy



Nine months ago, Grifols Plasma center (also known as Biomat USA) opened its doors at 370 Rhode Island Ave, just a half mile from the South Coast Market place. The timing is perfect, advances in medicine have allowed scientists and doctors to provide those in need with the life-saving medicine that plasma provides, and with the economic downturn with steep rises in inflation, Fall River residents and others can earn up to $500 a month.

What is Plasma?

According to Grifols’ website, “Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood that contains water, salts, enzymes, antibodies and other proteins that help our bodies function. It’s the single largest component (about 55%) of human blood and is what remains after red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and other cellular components are removed.”

How often can I donate plasma?

According to Grifols’ website, “Donating plasma isn’t like donating whole blood. When you donate plasma, a safe process called plasmapheresis (pronounced PLAZ-mah fair-EE-sis) separates plasma from the rest of your blood. While it can take up to eight weeks to recover from a whole blood donation, your body quickly and easily replaces the donated plasma within 48 hours. As a result, you can safely donate plasma twice in a week, with donatons two days apart from each other. Grifols uses your plasma donations to develop medicines that help save and improve lives.”

Why donate plasma?

Plasma is the key component in many lifesaving medicines that hundreds of thousands of people need from plasma donations. Diseases like Alpha-1, hemophilia, immunodeficiency, and plasma is a critical resources in emergency rooms.

What are the donation requirements?

1. Must be 18 years of age
2. Weigh at least 110 lbs and be in generally good health
3. Have a valid photo I.D., and proof of address and Social Security Number or Border Crossing Card

When can I donate at Grifols in Fall River at 370 Rhode Island Ave?

Sunday: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Monday: 07:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Wednesday: 07:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Friday: 07:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Saturday: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM

What if I’m not near the Fall River plasma donation center? Is there somewhere else I can donate?

Yes, you can search for the closest plasma donation center here.

For more information, visit Grifols’ website.

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