Plasma for Transfusion vs. Source Plasma Toolkit
Unlike plasma intended for transfusions, for-profit “source” plasma companies collect plasma that is then pooled with other plasma donations and manufactured into plasma-derived medicines used to treat autoimmune and rare chronic diseases and some acute conditions such as shock. For-profit "source plasma" centers offer monetary compensation for plasma donations. This toolkit includes resources and examples that are designed to help blood centers communicate this important distinction, including:
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