3 Ways Plasma Donors Can Earn More Money

October 29, 2020

Paid plasma donations are largely responsible for the creation of plasma therapies. In fact, compensated plasma accounts for 89% of all the world’s plasma that is used to manufacture plasma-derived products. It’s statistics like these that motivate us to continue to pave the way for paid plasma donations in Canada. If you’re interested in learning […]

COVID-19 Update: What to Expect When Donating Plasma at Our Centres

October 23, 2020

Plasma donation is an incredible process that is responsible for the creation of several life-altering therapies. Millions of people around the world donate plasma every year, and the highly controlled, clinical environments where plasma donations take place are required to abide by strict regulatory requirements to keep donors safe. That being said, there are new […]

Everything You Need to Know About Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

September 30, 2020

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare autoimmune disorder that targets the body’s nerves. It is the most common form of chronic autoimmune neuropathy, and it is one of many disorders that can be treated using plasma products. Keep reading to learn more about CIDP and how blood plasma is used to manage this […]

Convalescent Plasma and COVID-19: Early Studies and Findings

September 25, 2020

It’s officially been over half a year since the world went into lockdown and COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. A lot has happened since then, and we’ve all had to adapt to the social distancing, mask-wearing, and sanitation practices that are required during this unprecedented time. We’ve also learned a lot more about the […]

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 – […]