BioLife Plasma Services will open a multimillion-dollar center in the Treasure Valley, the Boise Valley Economic Partnership announced Monday.
The center will be built near the intersection of North Eagle Road and Wainwright Drive in Boise, BVEP said. The company will employ up to 50 people there and will host 4,500 to 6,000 plasma donors per year.
A team including the Idaho Department of Labor's workforce development training fund, Gov. Butch Otter, Idaho Department of Commerce Director Jeff Sayer, the City of Boise and Mayor Dave Bieter "worked for several years to bring BioLife to the Boise Valley," according to a BVEP news release.
BioLife collects nearly three million liters of plasma per year, BVEP said. According to BioLife, most plasma donors at its centers range from 20 to 35 years old. Students make up 15 percent to 60 percent of the donors, depending on the center's location.