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Plasma Donation:
A Gift of Life

Often referred to as a “gift of life,” plasma is the main component in a wide range of therapies that help hundreds of thousands of people worldwide live longer, healthier lives. Proteins in human plasma, including immunoglobulins, albumin, and coagulation factors, are used to treat numerous chronic diseases and acute, life-threatening conditions.

How Plasma is Used in Everyday Medicine

Plasma proteins are vital in the production of medicines for rare and chronic diseases as well as emergency and surgical medicine. Albumin is the key protein in the blood which regulates the blood pressure. It is used in the following medical scenarios:

  • Burns
  • CARDIOPULMONARY
    COMPLICATIONS
  • Major Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Shock
  • Liver conditions

Immune globulins are other proteins in the blood that are crucial in fighting infections. They are used in treatments for:

  • AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES
  • PEDIATRIC HIV
  • ORGAN TRANSPLANTS
  • RH INCOMPATIBILITY
  • HEPATITIS
  • ANIMAL BITES

Donations Needed to Treat 1 Patient for 1 Year*

130:

Primary immunodeficiency disease

900:

ALPHA-1 antitrypsin deficiency

1200:

Hemophilia A

* Based on 150-lb adult treated for 1 year.
Source: PPTA Global

Plasma Recipients Depend on Donors Like You

Polly

Polly

When a debilitating disease put Polly in a wheelchair, plasma-based treatment got her back on her feet.
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Brenda

Brenda

For people like Brenda, plasma treatments are their only shot at a normal life.
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Iza's story

IZA

“If it weren’t for the people who donate plasma on a regular basis, I probably wouldn’t be the same happy person, fulfilling myself in every aspect of my life.”
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Dave

Dave

“IVIG saved my quality of life; it has given me a reason to keep trying.”
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