Plasmapheresis centers are nonhospital blood banks or other establishments that collect blood from donors, the plasma is separated from the formed elements, and the formed elements are returned to the donor during a single visit to the plasmapheresis center. Plasmapheresis centers must hold a current, valid certificate of approval issued by the Director of Health.
Plasmapheresis centers must be inspected prior to certification and at least once each year for compliance with Chapter 3725. of the Ohio Revised Code. Plasmapheresis facilities must annually apply for renewal of certification according to the standard renewal procedure under Chapter 4745. of the Ohio Revised Code. Each plasmapheresis center must report monthly to the health commissioner of the city or general health district or other administrator of public health for the health district in which the center is located the following:
Total number of plasma donations received
Total number of hepatitis B antigen positive donations received
Names of all hepatitis B antigen positive donors
Each plasmapheresis center shall also report to such administrator the names of all personnel and donors who develop hepatitis or other diseases or serious reactions related to plasmapheresis, and shall report immediately the names of all donors testing positive for syphilis.
Application for a certificate must be made by the operator of each establishment desiring to operate as a plasmapheresis center. Click the link to obtain an application for a Plasmapheresis Center Certificate of Approval Application.
For more information or assistance:
Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Regulatory Operations, Plasmapheresis
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: (614) 644-1845
Fax: (614) 564-2478