Donating plasma

Tips on preparing to donate and what happens at your appointment.

Preparing to donate

Before you travel to your appointment you should:

  • eat as normal but avoid fatty foods as they can affect the quality of your plasma
  • have plenty of drinks to stay hydrated
  • wear clothes with loose-fitting sleeves so that it’s easy to access your arm
  • make sure you have a face covering that covers your mouth and nose

Feeling ill?

If you have a cough, a cold, an active cold sore, or feel unwell, please check whether you should attend by calling 0300 123 23 23.

What happens when you donate

Donating plasma takes about 75 minutes in total. Find out what happens when you donate.

Contact us

If you have any questions, need to cancel your appointment or feel unwell after you donate, please call us on 0300 123 23 23.