News & updates

Discover all the latest news and resources about plasma donation and plasma-derived products.

Increase plasma supply by harmonizing state regulations


States with regulations exceeding FDA standards create barriers for plasma centers, donors, and patients.

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Plasma is a vital weapon against tetanus and rabies


While tetanus and rabies are fairly rare in the United States today, these deadly diseases still pose a major global health threat. However, plasma-derived antibody products play a crucial role in treating these illnesses around the world.

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Congressional Plasma Caucus formed to address concerns of constituents


Members of the congressional Plasma Caucus provide a venue to educate legislators on important legislation to provide access to patients who rely on immunoglobulin (Ig) therapy.

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Plasma demand is on the rise because of new patients and products


The need for plasma is forecasted to increase since more patients are being diagnosed with current and newly discovered rare conditions as well as additional indications being approved for plasma medications.

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Busting common plasma donation myths


Misconceptions about plasma donation, such as that it is bad for your health, lead to undue misapprehensions.

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How donated plasma treats trauma and shock


Studies show that giving patients plasma immediately after a traumatic injury improves survival rates significantly.

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Understanding the plasma ecosystem from donor to patient


Find out how plasma is collected, what happens after it’s collected, and who ultimately benefits from plasma-derived medicinal products (PDMPs).

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How plasma saved lives through the ages, from 1918 to WWII to today


Both convalescent plasma and plasma-based therapies have been around for some time, though many people are still unfamiliar with their history.

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Science-based policies boost plasma donation globally


Science is driving global advancements in policy and allowing more people around the world to donate plasma while ensuring the safety of donors and the plasma collected.

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How plasma-based therapies treat hemophilia


Plasma has been used to treat bleeding disorders like hemophilia since the 1950s, and is still one of the most effective treatment options for patients.

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GBS, CIDP, and plasma


Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) are rare neurological disorders and plasma-based therapies are used to treat them.

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FDA proposes risk-based rules for plasma and blood donations


On January 27, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a draft proposal for eligibility rules for blood and blood product donation using “gender-inclusive, individual risk-based questions to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted HIV.”

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Stiff person syndrome and plasma


SPS is a rare and progressive neurological disease. It affects one person in a million and Celine Dion is one of those people relying on plasma donation to treat the condition.

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What could disqualify you from being a plasma donor?


There are various ways that someone could be disqualified from donating plasma, including medication.

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What’s the difference between blood and plasma donation?


Many believe that blood and plasma donation are the same, but there are many differences between these two lifesaving processes.

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What is plasmapheresis?


Learn about Plasmapheresis, the process used to collect blood plasma and return the remaining 45% of blood components back into the body.

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PI Awareness Month is here


April is primary immunodeficiency (PI) month! Help raise awareness for the PI community and learn how they benefit from plasma.

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International Plasma Awareness Week


IPAW raises awareness for plasma donation and recognizes the contributions of plasma donors.

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Are There More Plasma Shortages in Our Future?


Supply for plasma continues to be tight both in the U.S. and around the world.

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Plasma Donors at the Border: An International Concern


Mexican nationals with B1/B2 visas welcomed back to help save lives through plasma donation.

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CSL Plasma Offering $40,000 for Breakthrough Ideas to Help Plasma Shortage


CSL and Cicada Innovations partner up to drive enhancements to Ig collection processes.

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Plasma partner spotlight: Coalition for Hemophilia B


Coalition for Hemophilia B shares their mission to educate empower and advocate for people with hemophilia B and their families.

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Addressing our Plasma Heroes


Business Insider report addresses potential global plasma shortage.

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U.K. government lifts ban on the use of locally sourced plasma


Lifting the plasma donation ban, the UK becomes less dependent on importing plasma to be used for plasma-derived treatments.

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American Plasma Users Coalition


Plasma Hero joins national patient organizations created to address the unique needs of patients with rare diseases who use lifesaving plasma protein therapies.

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ADMA BioCenters Plasma Collection Facility coming to Knoxville, TN


ADMA Biologics press release announces FDA approval for new Plasma Center.

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New Announcement from PPTA


Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association Issues Statement on Plasma Supply

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Who Benefits from Plasma Donation?


Lately, plasma has been in the news on a regular basis, leaving many to wonder what it is and how it benefits recipients.

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It Takes a Village


There are many organizations involved in the world of plasma. Meet a few of them.

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