A Brief History of IVIG Therapy

August 27, 2020

Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a life-saving treatment manufactured from human plasma. It is used to treat a host of rare and chronic conditions, some of which include primary immune deficiency diseases (PIDDs), Kawasaki disease, and hereditary angioedema. IVIG has come a long way since it was first used in 1952, and today it is a […]

5 Benefits of Donating Plasma

August 21, 2020

Plasma donation is a fulfilling experience from start to finish. Not only does this act of kindness help patients in need, but there are also many positive aspects of plasma donation for donors themselves. If you’re thinking about becoming a donor, these 5 benefits of donating plasma should be taken into consideration! 1. Compensation At […]

Why Blood Plasma Isn’t Always Yellow

July 30, 2020

Plasma is a protein-rich component of blood that helps your body defend itself against infections. It is used to treat a host of rare diseases and is often described as being “yellow”, “gold” or “straw-coloured”, but that isn’t always the case. A number of factors can cause plasma to become discoloured and/or cloudy, which can […]

3 Benefits of CPR’s New Compensation Program

July 24, 2020

Compensating donors is a practice we’ve been long-time proponents of at Canadian Plasma Resources. Not only do paid plasma donations help us show our appreciation for the time and effort our donors put into helping others; they have also been proven time and time again to be the only way to ensure a secure supply […]

Everything You Need to Know About Hereditary Angioedema

June 30, 2020

Plasma has been found to be an effective treatment for a number of rare diseases, and hereditary angioedema (HAE) is one of them. Hereditary angioedema is a genetic condition characterized by recurrent episodes of swelling of the skin and other parts of the body. Read on to learn more about hereditary angioedema and how plasma […]

The Role Phlebotomists Play in Plasma Donation

June 23, 2020

Plasma donation is a complex process that involves a range of scientists and healthcare professionals. From nurses and production managers to registration and plasma processing staff, every team member plays an essential role. If you’ve donated plasma in the past, you were probably assisted by one team member in particular during your donation session – […]

A Brief History of Apheresis Machines

May 28, 2020

The apheresis machine is a revolutionary invention that has helped streamline the plasma donation process. If you’ve donated plasma, you’ve probably come in close contact with this machine, but not many people are aware of its origins. Read on to find out more about the history of apheresis machines and how they’ve forever changed the […]

CPR’s COVID-19 Program: How We’re Helping Find a Potential Treatment

May 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world as we know it, and finding a viable COVID-19 treatment will undoubtedly be one of the most important scientific discoveries made during our lifetime. One treatment that researchers have been exploring since COVID-19 came to light is using a plasma-derived therapy to help COVID-19 patients that are experiencing […]

How to Adapt Your Routines During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 6, 2020

Life as we know it has drastically changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and navigating this new world can be a challenge, to say the least. Nobody knows how long this coronavirus pandemic will last or when the curve will start to flatten. Infectious disease experts are still learning the specifics of how exactly it […]

How Plasma Is Being Used to Help COVID-19 Patients

April 3, 2020

The healing benefits of plasma are truly incredible, and the list of ailments this yellow liquid component of blood is capable of treating continues to grow. In recent days, researchers in the US and Canada have begun exploring the possibility of using convalescent plasma, plasma that is collected from patients who have recovered from COIVID-19, […]