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Being a regular plasma donor at LFB Plasma can be a rewarding and fulfilling part of your life. Many donors feel like they get back far more than they give; just knowing that doing something so simple can save lives and the compensation helps with so many of their own costs.


  • You must be in good health and between the ages of 18 and 65.

  • You must weigh at least 110 pounds.

  • You must have a picture ID with your date of birth. List of Suitable Documents that we accept are: Valid State Driver’s License, Military ID, a state-issued ID, or a Passport.

  • Proof of permanent address. Documents that we accept are: Piece of mail mailed to them in the last 30 days (electric/utility bill, current lease, cell phone bill, bank statement, pay stub, etc.)

  • Proof a social security card. Examples: Social security card, document with your name and whole social security number on it)

  • Because donors must be in good health to donate, some medications or medical conditions may make you ineligible to donate.


  • Ensure you are well hydrated

    • Drink four to six 8 ounce glasses of water, fruit juice, or other caffeine-free liquid at least 2 hours before you donate
    • Drink about eight 8-ounce glasses of water or other beverages every day to stay hydrated.
  • Avoid caffeinated beverages

    • Avoid drinking tea and coffee before donating
    • Avoid drinking soda and energy drinks on a daily basis
  • Avoid nicotine or alcohol

    • Using nicotine may increase your chance of receiving a deferral
    • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before you donate.
  • Eat a well-balanced non-fatty meal

    • Some examples are grains, fruits, vegetables, and small portions of protein

    • Avoid fried food, carbohydrates, fat, excess protein, grains, sodium, and sugar at least 2 hours before you donate
  • Get adequate sleep

Any other questions you may have can be available on our Frequently Asked Questions Page



By donating plasma, you help others who use life-saving medicines derived from your plasma to fight against diseases. You earn money for your time spent donating plasma at LFB Plasma donors can donate two times a week. For specific compensation information, please get in touch with your local center.


  • It’s a two-way street. What it does is help individuals. Therefore, you are helping society, you are helping people in great need, and you are financially helping yourself. I have opted to save my donation money that I’m using towards legal expenses

  • The first part of it, and the first reason why I started donating plasma, was, of course, the monetary reimbursement for it. As I started learning more and more about what is done with the plasma and who it is for, it became a double good thing. I get a little something out of it, but then more people get something out of it and are able to survive. And that became more of a reason why, to continue giving plasma

  • Donating plasma is well needed for me and those who need it to survive. It’s benefited me the days on the days I’m not scheduled to work to help make ends meet. The donation compensation helps me support my kids and buy miscellaneous supplies for the house.

  • The reason I donate plasma is because of a near-death experience myself. As a result of rupturing my achilles, I began to hemorrhage and could not stop bleeding. My husband found me injured on our bathroom floor, and I had lost a lot of blood. To save my life, I needed seven units of blood and plasma to help with the treatments and recovery. I donate because anything I can do to save somebody else, I’ll be right there to do it.

  • I’ve been donating plasma since 2020. In 2022, I moved from Miami to Fort Pierce and was going through a rough patch in life. I started donating more frequently after the move, and the donation money has supported me financially by providing funds to pay for bills and food. Lastly, it is great knowing that my plasma donations help others who need plasma to survive.

  • 7 months ago, I started looking into donating plasma after a family friend of my mother needed medicine for treatment while they were in the hospital. The medicine was plasma-based. I discovered that I could donate my plasma to help others in need. Besides the money helping me support my three girls, knowing that I positively impact people’s lives keeps me coming back.

  • It's been over a year since I started my plasma donation journey in January 2023. I first got into it after seeing an ad during my usual bus commute. I'd donated blood before, but when I heard plasma donations come with a little extra something in return, I thought, 'Why not?'.
    Turns out, it's been a huge benefit in my life since, especially as a retired veteran. I make extra money weekly by donating plasma! That's been a big help towards my daughter's savings account and keeping some healthy food in the fridge for the family.
    But let me tell you about my latest visit on March 7th, 2024. I had a bit of a scare – it felt like I was having a full-blown heart attack. I was having a hard time breathing and felt like I was about to pass out. Thank goodness for Taya, the phlebotomist, and Jessica, the MSA. Those two were like lightning, swooping in and saving the day. They knew exactly what to do and handled my situation like professionals.
    That experience showed me how LFB Plasma takes care of its donors. Having staff who are prepared for anything makes all the difference. Plus, let's not forget to mention how clean and nice the Florence Center is – definitely makes the whole process a lot more comfortable.