St. Catharines plasma donor centre

420 Vansickle Rd
St. Catharines, ON

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Who can donate?


Any healthy person who meets our eligibility criteria can donate plasma as frequently as every two weeks.

To become a plasma donor, having a history of making regular blood donations helps, but is not always necessary.

Plasma donors must:

  • Weight over 50 kg (110 lb.)
  • In general good health
  • 17 years and older
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Where can I donate?


St. Catharines plasma donor centre
420 Vansickle Rd 
St. Catharines ON, L2S 0C7 

Opening hours: 

Monday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Tuesday to Friday 7 a.m. – 7.30 p.m. 
Saturday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Sunday Closed 

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What’s it like to donate plasma?


The process for donating plasma is similar to donating blood. The main difference between a whole blood and plasma donation is the collection method—apheresis. Only the plasma portion of your blood is collected; the rest (red cells, white cells and platelets) is returned to you.

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How to book an appointment?


Appointments available soon.

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Why should I consider donating plasma?


Becoming a plasma donor can make a lifesaving difference to patients across Canada, who depend on treatments made from donated plasma. These medicines help treat a variety of rare, life-threatening, chronic and genetic conditions.

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Why do we need more donated plasma in Canada?


As part of our role, Canadian Blood Services is responsible for monitoring the amount of human plasma available to meet the needs of patients in Canada. For some time, we have been seeing a steady increase in the use of and demand for plasma-derived products in Canada and around the globe.

By increasing the amount of raw material (source plasma) we collect from donors through our existing infrastructure, as well as making plans to collect more in the future, we are striking the right balance for patients.