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5 Takeaways About the Power of Plasma

Recent headlines have highlighted a blood donor shortage. There also is a critical need for plasma donors as a result of the pandemic.

The Power of Plasma

A plasma donation has the power to help save someone’s life. A recent article appearing in newspapers around the United States highlights this need as well as “5 things you may not know about the power of plasma.”

A few highlights:

  1. Plasma – the fluid component of human blood – supports essential body functions.
  2. A lot of plasma is needed for each patient who depends on plasma-based therapies.
  3. About 125,000 Americans rely on medication made from plasma.
  4. Shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the plasma supply, decreasing it by more than 20%.
  5. It’s easy to donate plasma. In less than two hours, you can be a critical part of the process that results in life-saving medicine getting to those who need it, when they need it most.

Find plasma donation centers, including CSL Plasma centers, and more information: