News & Updates

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

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

11/07/2023

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

10/02/2023

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

07/06/2023

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

05/18/2023

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

05/17/2023

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

04/25/2023

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?

02/23/2023

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?

01/05/2023

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?

10/06/2022

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

04/04/2022

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

10/05/2021

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?

08/16/2021

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

07/01/2021

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

04/14/2021

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

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Plasma Partners: Coalition for Hemophilia B

03/23/2021

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

03/19/2021

Business Insider report addresses potential global plasma shortage.

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UK Government Lifts Ban on the Use of Locally Sourced Plasma

03/04/2021

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

02/26/2021

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

02/01/2021

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

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New Announcement from PPTA

11/04/2020

Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association Issues Statement on Plasma Supply

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10 Surprising Facts about Donating Blood Plasma

08/04/2020

Learn how blood plasma donation is similar to - and differs from - blood donation.

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Who Benefits from Plasma Donation?

07/22/2020

How exactly is plasma used as a therapy?

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It Takes a Village

07/16/2020

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

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