How It Works


Can Donate

To be eligible to donate, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 18-55
  • Weigh at least 110 lbs
  • Be in good health and pass our health screening
  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Be able to give consent
  • Have government issued photo ID (Driver’s license or passport)


Your first visit will last about one hour,
and will include:

  • Finalizing registration, education about the donation process, and consent
  • You will receive your first payment for a health screen, which includes:
    • Blood draw
    • Infectious disease testing
    • Brief physical exam
  • Opportunity to ask questions

Visit Two

Your second visit will include:

  • Additional blood draw to finalize pre-donation testing
  • Leukapheresis donation:
    • You are set up in our comfortable, reclining donor chair
    • Blood is drawn from one arm and is separated using an FDA-approved automated system to collect white blood cells
    • Remaining blood is returned to your other arm with a small amount of anticoagulant (blood thinner) to prevent clotting
    • A nurse monitors you and the procedure continuously
    • We provide a TV or movies to keep you entertained during your donation
    • The typical process takes several hours
  • Once collection is complete, you are assessed to confirm stability, and then given instructions for post-donation care
  • You receive payment for your donation
  • We would love to have you back for future donations (you do not need to repeat the registration process)

Are You Ready To
Help Us Get One Step Closer to a Cure?