BioLife Plasma Services opened Nov. 15 at 7430 Wrigley Drive in Pasco.
The 16,694-square-foot clinic will employ between 50 to 70 people. The company typically spends $5 million to $7 million on its capital projects.
The number of donor beds at each center range from 60 to 72.
The company’s plasma collection centers typically process 2,000 donations per week and reimburse donors $1.5 million to $2 million a year.
New donors at the Pasco center can receive up to $150 for their first three donations.
Plasma can only be obtained from healthy adults, who spend about 70 minutes for the donation process.
The new building will feature three spaces. The front area has donor processing stations with an administration area on one side and exam rooms and restrooms on the other. The central area is where the plasma donations will occur, and the open floor plan includes half-walled spaces, raised ceilings and clerestory windows to create a comforting donor experience. The back of the facility includes operational space for a freezer, receiving storage, break room and lockers, restrooms and mechanical/electrical/plumbing utility rooms.
The majority of the building material is clay-fired brick with limestone at the main entrance and window accents, while aluminum composite panel trim surrounds the upper clerestory windows.
BioLife Plasma Services operates numerous plasma collection centers throughout the United States and Austria and is part of Shire (SHPG: NASDAQ), a global biotechnology company focused on serving people affected by rare diseases and highly specialized conditions.
BioLife Plasma Services had an open house Nov. 12 with giveaways and treats.
WDS Construction, based in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, is overseeing the project.
For more information, visit biolifeplasma.com or call 509-545-3008.
Daily and Monthly NewsSign up now!