Austin based BPL Plasma, one of the fastest growing plasma collection companies in the United States, officially opened their second location in the Houston area this week.
The new center located at 218 1st Street W in Humble, Texas is open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., has brought approximately 30 new jobs to the City of Humble, and is the only plasma donation center in the Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita area.
Donors to the center can earn up to $250.00 over five donation.
Plasma collected from donors is used as the essential component in certain therapeutics for patients around the world. Plasma-based medications are used to treat serious disorders such as hemophilia and immune system deficiencies, and to treat victims of shock and burn.
New donors watch a video that explains the process, then the receptionist takes care of eligibility, followed by a visit to the private registration screening room, where the donor is photographed and has any questions answered. A donor’s blood is also screened for protein, iron levels, to make sure they are healthy to donate.
“The atmosphere, along with customer service is very important to us.” Says Domnique Smith, Business Development Specialist at BPL Plasma. “We want donors to come for the experience, not just for the money.”
There is free Wi-Fi on site, so donors are free to bring laptops, phones, tablets and each new donor is provided with a goody bag upon completion of their first donation. The center hosts giveaways and in-center promotions that are updated regularly.
BPL Plasma strives to become part of the Lake Houston community by taking part in and sponsoring community events, as well as offering local businesses the opportunity to provide coupons in their new donor bags.
The official opening of the Humble location marks the companies 46th location, and 10th in Texas.
For more information, visit BPL Plasma’s website at www.bplplasma.com or call the center at 281-713-5578.
You can also follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bplplasmahumble