QUINCY, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ImmunoTek invites the Quincy community to help meet the high demand for blood-plasma. On Tuesday, August 29, 2023, ImmunoTek Plasma will open its new state-of-the-art donation center, allowing individuals to discover the life-saving benefits of donating plasma while earning extra income.
Plasma is needed to create medicines for many rare and chronic illnesses, burn or shock victims, cancer patients, those with bleeding disorders, and many other diseases. The United States provides 2/3 of the world's plasma, and its need increases between 6% - 8% yearly.
"We are excited to add Quincy to the ImmunoTek family and to know that our donors are doing their part to help others. While we compensate donors for their time, the real gift is that donated plasma saves lives," said Blair McKinney, Chief Operating Officer of ImmunoTek Bio Centers. "In addition to donor compensation, the new ImmunoTek donation center will create new jobs in Quincy, and we anticipate making a $5 million economic impact yearly."
To be eligible to donate plasma, in-house medical professionals conduct a medical screening, medical history review, and physical exam. Donating plasma is much like making a blood donation. A safe, sterile, automated process called plasmapheresis separates plasma from the blood and returns the remaining red blood cells to the donor. Donors can give plasma up to twice a week.
"ImmunoTek Plasma eagerly anticipates bolstering the local economy by creating job opportunities and fostering growth as a dedicated participant in the local community. As people become increasingly aware of the critical demand for plasma among millions of individuals, their willingness to contribute through donations also rises significantly,” said Derek Oestreich, Center Manager of the new Quincy Center.
ImmunoTek Plasma's new Quincy location is at 3908 Broadway St and will operate Tuesday – Saturday. Walk-in donors are welcome for their first donation; subsequent donations are only by appointment. If you need more information or want to make an appointment, call the center at 217-209-5928 or visit www.immunotek.com.
ABOUT IMMUNOTEK PLASMA
Operated by ImmunoTek Bio Centers LLC, ImmunoTek Plasma provides a chance for plasma donors to positively impact the lives of patients who rely on plasma-based therapies while being compensated for their time. We proudly operate state-of-the-art plasma collection facilities staffed with friendly plasma professionals committed to safety and quality.
ABOUT IMMUNOTEK BIO CENTERS, LLC
ImmunoTek Bio Centers LLC is the world's largest and fastest-growing independent plasma collection center operator. ImmunoTek is a global leader in developing a reliable plasma supply chain for international biotech companies and partnering with organizations for ancillary projects related to blood-plasma collection. Since its inception in 2013, ImmunoTek has built and operated more than 70 plasma collection centers, most of which have achieved or are in the process of attaining U.S. FDA licensure and European certification. ImmunoTek currently has centers operating in 20 states, with 20 additional centers under development and planning underway for more than 40 additional sites over the next three years. For more information, visit ImmunoTek.com.