Plasmapheresis Explained

August 15, 2019

Plasma is the protein-rich, yellow liquid component of blood that is left over after platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells are removed. The lifesaving proteins contained in plasma help your body defend against infections and can be used to treat a variety of rare autoimmune diseases. However, in order to administer plasma as […]

Best Foods to Eat After Plasma Donation

July 26, 2019

Plasma donation is a safe process that closely resembles the blood donation process. During plasma donation, whole blood is drawn and plasma, a straw-coloured liquid that is packed with proteins, is separated from blood via a process called plasmapheresis. Since blood is drawn during plasma donation, it is vital that donors replenish themselves so they […]

Everything You Need to Know About Alpha-1

July 19, 2019

Plasma is a yellow liquid component of blood that contains life-saving proteins. The proteins in plasma can help to treat a number of rare autoimmune diseases. One such disease is Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1). In today’s blog, we’ll be unpacking everything you need to know about alpha-1 and the important role plasma plays in treating […]

The Role Nurses Play In Plasma Donation

June 28, 2019

Plasma donation is a complex process that requires whole blood to be drawn and plasma to be separated from blood via a process called plasmapheresis. For donors, plasma collection is very similar to blood donation and there are certain risks and side effects associated with the process, albeit the chances of them happening are very […]

Changes to the Donation Wait Period

June 20, 2019

Presently, plasma donors are permitted to make one plasma donation in a 7-day period in accordance with CPR’s Health Canada approved standard operating procedures. This regulation has restricted the amount of plasma that can be collected as well as the amount of money donors can receive. Thankfully, this will no longer be the case as […]

Fact VS Fiction: Plasma Donation Edition

June 3, 2019

Donating plasma is a great way to give back and help patients who suffer from rare and chronic conditions. A significant number of plasma donations are needed to help individuals living with hemophelia, Alpha-1, and primary immune deficiencies. These patients are wholly reliant on plasma donations to lead healthy and productive lives. Sadly, years of […]

What Rare Diseases Are Treated by Plasma Protein Therapies?

November 21, 2018

Plasma is the straw-colored liquid portion of blood. It contains hundreds of proteins which carry out critical functions in the human body, such as antibodies to fight diseases and clotting factors to regulate bleeding. If a person has insufficient levels of any one plasma protein, his or her body cannot carry out these vital functions, […]

Our Superhero Rewards (VIDEO)

October 12, 2018

Have you been considering becoming a donor at Canadian Plasma Resources? We offer a wide variety of perks to our donors as a way to show our immense gratitude for their selflessness. One of the ways in which we give our thanks is through our superhero rewards program. In this informative video, you’ll learn all […]

How to Express Gratitude during the Thanksgiving Season

October 9, 2018

With Thanksgiving weekend coming up, tis the season for, well, giving thanks! This time of year is all about remembering all that we should be grateful for. With our busy schedules, it can be difficult to remember to take time to reflect upon everything we have going for us. From our wonderful families, to our […]

Everything you need to know about Plasma (VIDEO)

September 17, 2018

It’s time to face the facts: Canada is heavily reliant upon other countries for the lifesaving plasma therapies that many of its citizens rely upon each day. Unfortunately, this information is not widely understood, causing plenty of misconceptions about plasma donation to arise. At Canadian Plasma Resources, we are committed to doing our part to […]