How long does the body take to regenerate plasma?

Not Medical Advice: According to The American National Red Cross, lost plasma can be replaced within 24 to 48 hours.

Plasma is a straw-colored liquid that carries the red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and other nutrients, hormones, waste products and proteins.

Plasma is made up of:

Water (about 90%)

Proteins and clotting factors (8%)

Small amounts of salts, glucose (blood sugar) and lipids (fats)

Thinking of donating plasma? Anyone in good health, 18 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds, has valid identification and a permanent address can donate plasma.

You can donate plasma up to two times every seven days because the process returns the red blood cells to you and takes only your plasma. It only takes 24-48 hours for your body to replenish the plasma proteins and fluid that have been removed.

Learn more about donating plasma at Haemonetics.

Check out American National Red Cross tips before, during and after blood donation.