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:
Our Sudbury plasma donor center is located at 900 Lasalle boulevard.
Monday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday to Thursday 7 a.m. – 7.30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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.
Call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283)
Book your appointment online or download the free GiveBlood app.
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.
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.