Coronavirus: Do's and Don’ts for Donating Plasma
The plasma donated at our centers will be used to make life-saving therapies for thousands of patients around the globe. As the coronavirus continues to spread, we put together some tips to help keep you healthy and coming to donate plasma:
DON’T: come to a BPL Plasma center if you are not feeling well. We have instituted a temperature screening station at the entrance to each of our centers. Anyone – donor or employee - with a temperature over 99.6°F will not be permitted to remain in the center.
DO: practice “social distancing”. All BPL Plasma centers are practicing social distancing, keeping donors at least 6 feet apart at all times. Even our donor beds are socially distanced! It’s federally mandated to practice social distancing outside of the center, too.
DON’T: come to a BPL Plasma center if you have been in close contact with someone that has COVID-19. Please self-quarantine for 14 days.
DO: come to our centers to earn money for doing something great. Every time you donate plasma, it is used to create a treatment that will change someone’s life. Somewhere, a patient is depending on your donation. Life-saving plasma + financial relief for your family? It’s a win-win.
DON’T: touch your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you have somehow come into contact with COVID-19, touching your face can help it enter your body.
DO: wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, several times a day. Use soap and water or a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
At BPL Plasma, we have always reiterated that the people walking through our doors are more than just donors, they are lifelines. At this time, we are more grateful than ever for the difference each of our donors makes.
Following these tips will help all of us stay healthy and safe during the donation process. We have over 50 locations nationwide. Find your closest BPL Plasma center.