BioLife Easy Scheduler – Biolife Plasma Donation Process

For you to be able to donate plasma through the BioLife Plasma Services program, you need to schedule an appointment first. The best way to schedule the BioLife Plasma donation appointment is arguably through the use of the BioLife Easy Scheduler. In a nutshell, this entails going to the BioLife Plasma Services website, logging in, and then proceeding to schedule an appointment. If it is the first time you are using the system, you will have to register first. Then after registering, you can be logging in, and scheduling BioLife plasma donation appointments online whenever you need to do so.

Accessing the BioLife Easy Scheduler

As we have just noted, to access the BioLife easy scheduler, you will need to go to the BioLife Plasma Services website. It is only after getting to the BioLife Plasma Services website that you can proceed to log in, and after logging in, schedule a plasma donation appointment. Now to access the BioLife Plasma Services website, you just need to enter its address/URL into your browser, whereupon your browser should load the said website. The address/URL we have just made reference to (for the BioLife Plasma Services website) is indicated below, in the ‘resources’ section of the article.

Logging into the BioLife Easy Scheduler

Once your browser loads the BioLife Plasma Services website, you will need to log in first, before you can get a chance to schedule an appointment for plasma donation. If you check towards the top right hand corner of the BioLife Plasma Services website homepage, you will see an orange-colored button/section that says ‘Sign in or register to schedule an appointment’. Click on it, and you will be taken to a page where you can proceed to sign in. In order to sign into the BioLife Plasma Services website, you will need to enter your username and your password, and then click on the ‘Submit’ button. The username and the password in question are the BioLife Plasma Services website login credentials, which you create while registering on the website.

Registering for BioLife Easy Scheduler

In order to get the username and password that you will be logging into the BioLife Plasma Services website with, you need to register first. To register, you need to start from the BioLife Plasma Services website homepage. While at the homepage, check towards the top right hand corner, and you will see a button/section that says ‘Sign in or register to schedule an appointment’. Click on it. Then on the screen you are taken to, scroll down a bit, and you will see somewhere written ‘New Donor’ – and below it is a green-colored button that says ‘Register’. Click on the ‘Register’ button. Then enter the required details in the screen that you are taken to next, to complete the BioLife Plasma Services online registration process. By the end of the process, you will have created  a username and a password, with which you will be logging into the BioLife Plasma Services website whenever you wish to schedule an appointment.

Scheduling a Biolife Plasma Donation appointment

After logging into the BioLife Plasma Services website, you will find a link/button you can click on to schedule an appointment. Just click on it, and then enter the required details, to schedule the appointment at your convenience.

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Does Donating Plasma Hurt?

As a person who is considering making a plasma donation, one question that is almost certainly bound to be bothering you is the one as to whether donating plasma hurts. If the answer is in the affirmative (that is, if donating plasma hurts), you are likely to be keen on knowing just how badly it hurts, and if there is anything that can be done to ameliorate the pain. Those are the questions we will be answering in this article.

Yes or no – does donating plasma hurt?

The answer here is ‘yes’. Donating plasma does hurt – but we have to hasten and hard that it is not really very painful. The only part in the plasma donation process where one is really expected to encounter (just a small amount of) pain is the part where the needle is inserted. The needle in question turns out to be one that is slightly bigger than the one that is used in standard injections. This then means that having it inserted is likely to cause slightly more pain than one feels during a standard injection. But the pain is not too much — and it is definitely not the sort of pain that would make someone who was already considering making a plasma donation reconsider the decision.

The plasma donation process and the pain in it

In the plasma donation process, blood is firstly drawn from the donor’s body. The blood is then taken to a machine that separates the plasma component from the blood (the plasma is the pale yellow liquid component). The plasma is then taken for further processing, in order to make potentially life-saving therapeutic products. Those are therapeutic products that can be used to treat hemophiliacs, people who suffer from burns, people with poor immunity and people who suffer from shock. What remains of the blood (after the removal of the plasma component) is returned to the body. The slightly painful part of the process is where a needle is inserted, in order to make it possible for the blood to be drawn. But as we noted earlier, the pain is not too much. The insertion of the needle hurts, but not too much.

Can the pain associated with plasma donation be ameliorated?

As we have already noted and reiterated, the pain associated with plasma donation is not too much. We may also add that the pain that is experienced by a donor seems to go down with subsequent plasma donations. Thus, after the first plasma donation session, you tend to find the subsequent sessions less hurtful. There are nonetheless some practical ways in which the pain can be mitigated a bit.

One strategy that works quite well when it comes to ameliorating the slight pain that is associated with plasma donation is that of ensuring that you are well hydrated, before proceeding to make the donation. This is, in any event, one of the guidelines you are supposed to follow, in the plasma donation process. If you are well hydrated, your blood will be thinner, and this should make the plasma donation process considerably less painful.

Another strategy that may be of some help, when it comes to reducing the pain that is associated with the donation of plasma is that of scheduling the donations at times when the temperatures are low (outside). It has been observed that donating plasma at such times (for instance, in the mornings and in the evenings) substantially reduces the pain that is experienced.

As yet another pain amelioration strategy, you will notice that in plasma donation centers, the donors are often supplied with squeezing devices. By pumping their hands using these squeezing devices, they are able to reduce the pain that is experienced in the plasma donation process.