Simply put: plasma saves lives.
The global demand for plasma to create these therapies has been steadily increasing over the years, but as of recently, it’s hit a critical mass. Now more than ever we need heroes to step up and donate plasma if we want to continue to treat those who rely on it.
Plasma makes up 55% of blood, and is one of our most critical components, as it carries cells and proteins throughout the body. Plasma is often given to trauma, burn, or shock patients, used to create plasma protein therapies that help treat a wide variety of chronic, rare diseases, and is still being explored today.
It’s easier than you think. Get to your nearest donation center, donate, then go back and donate again!
Becoming a plasma donor requires someone who is willing to save the lives of others, to be a hero. What does it take?
There are more than 900 plasma donation centers in the United States. They are sterile, controlled environments staffed with medically trained professionals to help you through the donation process. Plasma donation is essential and life-saving.
Plasma donation continues to be a safe practice; centers require masks and maintain space for social distancing. According to the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA), there has been no blood-borne transmission of coronavirus, and the need for plasma donations is greater than ever.