Why Donating Plasma is Essential for Research & Diagnostic Testing
Is donating plasma safe when you have a severe bleeding disorder?
In most cases, the answer is yes! Plasma fully regenerates in the body within 48 hours. When you have a bleeding disorder, you will need to donate in a special Source Plasma Licensed facility. These centers went through a rigorous process to obtain their licensing through the FDA.
Laboratories, research facilities, pharmaceuticals, and most importantly patients rely on accurate lab results for effective treatment. Many labs require plasma for research and testing. Despite the industry’s best efforts to create synthetic material, the ideal source is plasma from patients with a congenital severe factor deficiency. Due to increasing demands for laboratory testing, the need for plasma-based laboratory reagents continues to rise. Read more.
National Bleeding Disorders Foundation (NBDF) (formerly National Hemophilia Foundation), HemAware, September 2023.