Plasma Processing Centrifuge Operator

Tend centrifuges which separate plasma from whole blood.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

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What do Plasma Processing Centrifuge Operators do?

Tends centrifuges which separate plasma from whole blood for extraction of plasma: Packs plastic bags containing freshly drawn whole blood into designated containers in centrifuge. Fastens centrifuge cover and depresses switch to activate centrifuge mechanism. Removes centrifuged whole blood units after designated time, examines each to confirm separation of plasma from whole blood, and places each whole blood unit in plasma extractor, positioning holes at top of plastic bag on metal prongs. Inserts plastic tube of transfer unit into each whole blood unit and observes process as plasma is extracted from upper portion of plastic bag into bottle, to make certain that no red blood cells are drawn into plasma bottle. Seals off bottle and returns plasma bottle to rack. Removes blood unit from holder and gives to nursing personnel for return to donor. Marks each plasma bottle with blood group as indicated on plastic bag to assure separation of blood groups and prevent cross-contamination of blood groups during fractionation. Stores filled bottles of plasma in freezer. Cleans centrifuges and work area.

Should I be a Plasma Processing Centrifuge Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Centrifuge Operator, Plasma Processing

    How to Become a
    Plasma Processing Centrifuge Operator

    Most Plasma Processing Centrifuge Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gibaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29|associate%27s+%2811%25%29|bachelor%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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