Because not many people have donated plasma before, many folks from our meetings and interviews with members of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities had questions about what donating plasma actually looks and feels like.
This is why we’ve tried to be as thorough as possible in describing exactly what you can expect, from making an appointment to going through the different steps at the donor centre to recovery.
We understand that considering donating may come with difficult and conflicting emotions because of the painful history between the 2SLGBTQ+ communities and Canadian Blood Services. This is why we’ve also provided some thoughts we hope you find comforting (you are definitely not alone if you feel conflicted) and some mental health resources if you need to seek professional support.
Click through these pages to learn what the plasma donation process is like!