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Allergy

SUPPORT ALLERGY RESEARCH & EARN $185

Antibody-rich plasma from individuals with moderate to severe allergies is needed to make test kits to diagnose and confirm allergies. This plasma is also vital to medical researchers for learning about the allergic response, developing immunotherapy and improving treatment options. Join us in our mission to improve the lives of allergy sufferers. Questions? Call 425-258-3653.

DONORS MUST:

  • Have verified moderate to severe environmental allergies OR have verified food allergies OR have experienced anaphylaxis from medication or an insect bite/sting.
  • Live in Northwest Washington or can travel to Everett, Washington for appointments.
  • Meet FDA & PLI requirements.
  • Be able to come to our lab for multiple appointments if needed.
  • Want to make a difference!

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Your 30-minute screening appointment at PlasmaLab in Everett, Washington, includes an IgE allergy antibody test. Please bring your allergy records with you if you can.
  • There is no cost for the screening appointment and your results are generally available within a few weeks.
  • If you qualify for our allergy research program based on the results of your IgE antibody test, we’ll schedule your first plasma donation appointment with you for which you’ll receive $185 as compensation for your completed donation. You’ll also receive a copy of your test results.
  • There’s no guarantee we’ll need more donations, but if we do, you’ll receive $185 for each completed donation. A person can be scheduled for a maximum of 2 donations per week which means the maximum monthly compensation is $1,480.
  • All plasma donations take place at our medical center in Everett, Washington.

WHICH ALLERGENS ARE PART OF PLASMALAB'S
ALLERGY RESEARCH PROGRAM?

Food & Spices
Tree Pollen
Weed Pollen
Grass Pollen
Animal Dander and/or Saliva
Insect Bites or Stings
Dust Mites
Mold
Latex
Medications

WHAT ARE ALLERGIES?

Allergies are one of the most common chronic diseases in the world, affecting as many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children in the United States.

An allergic condition occurs when the body’s immune system sees a substance, such as grass pollen or milk protein, as harmful and overreacts to it. The substance that causes an allergic reaction is an allergen. When someone has allergies, their immune system makes an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE) which responds to allergens and results in an allergic reaction. Allergy symptoms can range from mild discomfort for a short period of time to extreme discomfort for several days, weeks, or months. These symptoms may impact home, school, and work life. Common allergy symptoms include sinus congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, sinus headaches, a rash, and/or hives. More serious symptoms, like trouble breathing and swelling in the mouth or throat, may be a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis.

At PlasmaLab, we collect Allergic IgE Plasma for medical researchers around the world as they develop and produce treatments for allergic conditions and technologies to aid in diagnosis. If you have been medically diagnosed with an allergic condition or if you experience allergies seasonally or year-round, you may qualify for PlasmaLab’s Allergy Research Program to make plasma donations and be compensated for your time.