Learn More About Plasma

Find out how important plasma is to keep our bodies healthy and functioning.

Learn More About Plasma
Learn More About Plasma

What Is Plasma?

Composed of about 90% water, plasma is the liquid medium that helps transport the cells and substances in your blood that are vital to the human body.

The Importance of Plasma

The Importance of Plasma

Plasma helps fight disease, assists with clotting, and performs many other critical functions.

Plasma donated from healthy volunteer donors is used to manufacture medications that help people with certain medical conditions live healthier lives.

The Composition of Blood

The Composition of Blood

White Blood Cells
Red Blood Cells
Who Needs Plasma-based Treatments?

Who Needs Plasma-based Treatments?

People who have rare chronic diseases and disorders, such as Hereditary Angioedema, benefit from plasma-based treatment.

People who have immunodeficiency or autoimmune disorders, such as Primary Immunodeficiency Disease, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, or Kawasaki Disease, can also benefit from plasma-based treatment.

Plasma Treatments

People who have hemophilia, including Hemophilia A, Hemophilia B, Von Willebrand Disease, and Antithrombin III Deficiency, also benefit.

Plasma helps people who have the genetic lung disease Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, which is sometimes referred to as genetic emphysema.

What Are Plasma Protein Therapies?

What Are Plasma Protein Therapies?

Plasma protein therapies are medicines made from donated plasma.

These therapies are used to treat a number of rare, chronic, conditions including primary immunodeficiencies, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, hereditary angioedema, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and bleeding disorders such as hemophilia.

How Do You Become
a Qualified Donor?



Be between 18 and 65 years old



Weigh at least 110 lbs



A current valid (not expired) government-issued identification card.



A social security card or a recent W2 that has your social security number.



A piece of mail that you have received with a postmark within 60 days of your visit. We also accept online or electronic bills.



Make sure to allow enough time to donate, as your first plasma donation can take up to 2 hours. After your first donation, plasma donations take about 1 hour to complete.

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