Plasma
for Life

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FAQs

How often can I donate plasma?

You can donate as often as once a week, though if you’re a new plasma donor we recommend starting at once a month.

How long does it take to donate plasma?

Each plasma donation appointment takes about an hour and a half. The apheresis collection is approximately 35 to 45 minutes.

Once I start donating plasma, can I still give blood?

Yes, although we recommend you choose just one type of donation to make regularly. If you do wish to donate both blood and plasma, you need to wait 56 days after either type of donation before making the other.

What if I change my mind about donating plasma?

You may decide to try different donation programs to find which you like best: blood, plasma or platelets.

What if I am not eligible to donate plasma?

Every donation that helps save lives is valuable. Blood is just as important as plasma. We appreciate your generosity and commitment in whatever form you’re able to give. Visit our ways to donate section to learn more.

Plasma donor centre hours

London, ON

Location

820 Wharncliffe Road South
LondonON
N6J 2N4
 
 

Hours

Sunday Closed
Monday12:30 pm - 6:30 pm 
Tuesday12:30 pm - 6:30 pm 
Wednesday12:30 pm - 6:30 pm 
Thursday7:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Friday7:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Saturday7:00 am - 10:30 am 

 

Large volume source plasma weight/height requirements

 

Female

Height (cm)

Minimum weight (kg)

< 145

Not eligible

145 - 149

76

150 - 154

74

155 - 159

70

160 - 164

66

165 - 169

62

170 - 174

56

175 - 179

52

180 or more

50

Height and weight: For partial values, round down to the closest whole number.

Note : Final eligibility will be determined by height and weight taken at the clinic.
Male

Height (cm)

Minimum weight (kg)

< 145

Not eligible

145 - 149

64

150 - 154

60

155 - 159

56

160 - 164

52

165 or more

50

Height and weight: For partial values, round down to the closest whole number.

Note : Final eligibility will be determined by height and weight taken at the clinic.
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Location

820 Wharncliffe Road South
LondonON
N6J 2N4
 
 

Hours

Sunday Closed
Monday12:30 pm - 6:30 pm 
Tuesday12:30 pm - 6:30 pm 
Wednesday12:30 pm - 6:30 pm 
Thursday7:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Friday7:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Saturday7:00 am - 10:30 am