Question by  CODY123 (19)

Is donating plasma painful?


Answer by  TexasEm (311)

You will experience three pricks. The first will be a finger stick to assess your hematocrit. The next one will be to insert a needle to collect blood and one to insert a needle to return blood. Baring complications, this should not be a painful experience if you are normally tolerant of blood draws.


Answer by  km8738 (1917)

That is relative. It is slightly more intrustive than donating blood, but overall it is nothing more than a slight discomfort.


Answer by  Jolie (1227)

It shouldn't be extremly painful. It may be somewhat unconfortable and it really all depends on the phlebotomist who does it.


Answer by  jaimesgirl (1055)

A needle is used to access your vein, and this is the most painful part of plasma donation. If you don't eat beforehand, you may feel some fatigue as well.


Answer by  arrdasha (4)

no... it's just taking your blood.


Answer by  Brian73 (90)

Not really, it's only a little bit painful at first but it goes away fast. It's really no big deal.


Answer by  triciag (128)

It's basically the same as donating blood. You will have an IV placed. This may pinch a bit when the needle goes in.

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