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New plasma center in Citrus Heights will pay you for your blood

CSL Plasma has opened at 7830 Macy Plaza Drive, formerly home to Dimple Records. // Josiah Otterstad

By Mike Hazlip—
A new plasma donation facility is now open in the suite formerly occupied by Dimple Records in Citrus Heights.

Florida-based CSL Plasma announced the opening of their new location at 7830 Macy Plaza Drive in a July 4 release, saying “We’re thrilled to announce the grand opening of our brand new CSL Plasma center in Citrus Heights.”

According to the company’s website, donors are eligible for a reward program that varies by location and the medical history of the donor. New donors “can receive over $500” for the first month of donating, but a disclaimer says rewards vary by location.

Plasma collected from donors is then used to provide therapies for treatment of diseases and those with immunodeficiencies, along with use in transplants and surgical patients, the company’s website says.

Eligible donors must be in good health between the ages of 18 and 74, and weigh at least 110 pounds, and have no new tattoos or piercings within the last four months, the company says. There is also a screening process and donors will need to have valid identification and a permanent address.

CSL Plasma is expanding into California with donation centers opening in Stockton and Hayward last year, according to an Oct. 11, 2022 release. The Citrus Heights location is the sixth center in the state, according to the release.

Each center employs about 60 people in addition to local contractors hired for maintenance, the company said.

Construction was already under way in September 2022, according to a previous report by The Sentinel. A CSL Plasma spokeswoman, Rhonda Sciarra, told The Sentinel at the time that the company chose Citrus Heights for the population density and available real estate.

“Our organization brings with it hundreds of employee volunteers and puts thousands of dollars back into the community,” Sciarra said. “Wherever CSL Plasma has a collection center we are a positive economic force, benefiting the local economy each year.”

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