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WHAT IS PLASMA?
Plasma is the straw-colored liquid portion of blood comprised of water, salts, and proteins which contains numerous proteins essential for proper functioning of the body. insufficient levels of any one plasma protein prevents the body from carrying out vital functions, causing a variety of chronic and life-threatening medical conditions.
WHAT IS SOURCE PLASMA?
Source plasma is plasma that is collected from healthy, compensated donors and is used exclusively to make plasma protein therapies.
WHAT IS COVID-19 PLASMA?
COVID-19 plasma is plasma collected from patients who have recovered from COVID-19. In addition to the proteins found in plasma, COVID-19 plasma contains pathogen-specific antibodies.
WHO CAN DONATE SOURCE PLASMA?
Source plasma donors undergo a rigorous donation screening process, which determines donor eligibility, and must maintain a healthy lifestyle to remain a qualified donor.
WHO CAN DONATE COVID-19 PLASMA?
In addition to meeting Source plasma donor eligibility criteria, individuals must have had a prior diagnosis of COVID-19 by a laboratory test and must have complete resolution of symptoms for at least 14 days prior to donation.
THERAPIES MADE FROM SOURCE PLASMA TREAT:
THERAPIES MADE FROM COVID-19 PLASMA, AFTER TESTING THROUGH CLINICAL TRIALS, COULD POTENTIALLY TREAT:
|EVERY DONATION COUNTS!|
SOURCE PLASMA DONATIONS NEEDED TO TREAT 1 PATIENT FOR 1 YEAR*
|Primary immunodeficiency disease||Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency||Hemophilia A|
|*Based on 150 lb. adult|
This detailed video takes viewers through all of the steps a first-time plasma donor would experience during the process of donating lifesaving plasma.
The need for plasma and plasma donors is more urgent than ever before. Visit givingplasma.org to learn more and to find a donation center near you.