BioLife Plasma Services, a subsidiary of the global pharmaceutical company Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., will open a plasma donation center in Moreno Valley.
Collections are scheduled to begin this weekend at the facility at 23727 Sunnymead Blvd., according to a statement.
“With plasma donations lower than usual throughout the pandemic and demand for plasma-derived therapies growing across the nation, the need for plasma is more urgent than ever,” said John Boyle, president and chief executive officer of the Immune Deficiency Foundation, a group of more than 140 health-related organizations and businesses.
“Plasma cannot be produced in a lab, so people like me who rely on these therapies are dependent on people regularly donating.”
Anyone who wants to donate at the Moreno Valley facility may schedule an appointment at www.biolifeplasma.com. First-time donors must pass a physical, and donors are screened at subsequent visits to make sure they are still eligible to donate.
All donors are compensated.
BioLife Plasma operates more than 170 donation centers in the United States and Europe, but this is its first location in California. The company plans to open similar facilities in Corona, Riverside and Rialto, according to the statement.