Why Compensation is Important for Plasma Donation

November 28, 2019

Paying plasma donors in Canada is a contentious issue that has raised concerns and given rise to fierce debate for quite some time now. Despite a large number of ethicists, economists, and medical professionals publicly supporting paid plasma donations, there are a small percentage of Canadians that still question the practice and its legitimacy.  In […]

Everything You Need to Know About Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases

November 21, 2019

Plasma is a healing liquid packed with lifesaving proteins that can be used to treat a whole host of diseases. Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDDs) are a group of diseases that are characterized by compromised immune system function and can be treated via immunoglobulin therapies made from human plasma. If you’ve ever been curious about what […]

How Plasma Donation In The States Differs From Plasma Donation In Canada

November 1, 2019

Plasma donation in Canada is an industry that’s had its fair share of setbacks. Despite a desire to do good and give back to individuals living with immune deficiencies and autoimmune diseases, plasma donation services have been met with protest and political debate. Thankfully, Canadian Plasma Resources has been able to overcome these challenges and […]

Drugs That Can Be Manufactured From Plasma

October 25, 2019

Plasma donation exists so that lifesaving plasma therapies can be created from this protein-rich liquid. Ever since the healing properties of plasma were discovered many moons ago, it has been used as a starting material in the manufacturing of commercial drugs known as plasma products. Here’s everything you need to know about the drugs that […]

Donor Restrictions Explained

September 27, 2019

Plasma donation is a completely safe process that has been closely regulated by Health Canada since the late 1990s, and today Canada’s blood system is considered to be one of the safest in the world. Donor restrictions have been put in place to ensure that tainted blood supplies don’t make their way to individuals that […]

How Plasma Is Used to Treat Injuries from Everyday Accidents

September 20, 2019

The human body is an incredible organism that is capable of performing fascinating feats. Plasma, the clear, straw-coloured liquid portion of blood, is one part of our bodies that is particularly intriguing when it comes to the body’s ability to heal itself.  In fact, the healing properties of human plasma have been found to be […]

How to Optimize Your Plasma Donation Experience

August 30, 2019

Thousands of people around the globe donate plasma every day, and it is a process that is considered completely safe. At Canadian Plasma Resources, plasma collection is performed in a highly controlled clinical environment and our staff adhere to strict plasma collection standards that have been set out by Health Canada. With that said, attempting […]

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 […]