Plasma Donation

donor1Source plasma collection in the U.S. is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and, in Europe, by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and national regulatory authorities.

Source plasma collection centers are also certified by the International Quality Plasma Program (IQPP), a rigorous, voluntary program that goes beyond regulatory requirements to help ensure donor safety and further improve the quality of source plasma used for fractionation.

Source plasma is collected through a process called plasmapheresis. In more than 600 specialized donation centers located in the U.S. and Europe, individuals may donate plasma. Plasmapheresis is a sterile, self-contained, automated process that separates plasma from red blood cells and other cellular components which are then returned to the donor.

 

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Donor CHECKS IN at reception and PRESENTS GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID with proof of current address.   The donor then takes a few minutes to fill out a NEW DONOR HISTORY QUESTIONNAIRE.
     
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The donor receives health screening, initial blood screening, and is checked against the National Donor Deferral Registry.   Plasma is donated through a process called PLASMAPHERESIS. During this process, whole blood is removed, plasma is collected, and remaining blood components are returned to the donor.
     
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Each plasma donation receives a UNIQUE ID FOR TRACEABILITY throughout the process.   A new donor must return to the center to donate plasma again within 6 months before either donation can be used to PRODUCE A LIFE SAVING THERAPY.

The donor  MUST ALSO PASS MEDICAL SCREENINGS AND TESTING FOR VIRUSES TRANSMITTED BY BLOOD on two different occasions to become a qualified donor. This helps ensure plasma is collected from healthy and committed donors.

 

 

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HOW?

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WHY?

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WHERE?

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