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Signs of Dehydration to Look Out for When Donating Plasma

Now that it’s officially summer, staying hydrated is something that should be top of mind! For plasma donors, staying hydrated is especially important. Drinking water affects how your plasma is separated and the fullness of your veins. If you’re dehydrated, you may be deferred from donating plasma or put yourself at risk of not feeling…

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How to Donate Healthier Blood Plasma

Plasma, a yellowish liquid component of blood, has long been used as the starting material for therapies known as plasma products. Plasma products replace missing or deficient proteins in patients who have rare diseases. However, on occasion, donated blood plasma cannot be used to create these life-saving therapies, and the plasma must be discarded.  If…

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What to Eat Before and After Donating Plasma

Plasma donation is a relatively simple process and a great way to make some extra money. If you’re a new donor, however, there are a few things you should know about before you go in for your first appointment. One of the most important things you need to be aware of is how the food…

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How Giving Back Helps You

We all know that giving back helps others, but did you know that it can also be good for you? Whether you donate to a charity, volunteer your time, or decide to give plasma, there are proven benefits that all of these acts can provide. Here are three ways giving back can ultimately help you! …

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How Long Does It Take To Donate Blood Plasma?

One of the questions we are frequently asked is how long it takes to donate blood plasma. Unlike blood donation, which takes approximately eight to 10 minutes, plasma donation requires more of a time commitment. With that said, there are some perks of donating plasma that make the time commitment well worth it!  If you…

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Why Donate Plasma Instead of Blood?

As someone who may be thinking about becoming a plasma donor, you are probably asking yourself why you should donate plasma instead of blood. Plasma donation and blood donation are both great ways to give back! They are used to save countless lives and help patients in need. But while these processes do have a…

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Common Reasons for the Deferral of Plasma Donors

Plasma donation is a safe process that has long been used to collect plasma, a straw-coloured liquid component of blood that can be manufactured into life-saving therapies. All establishments that collect plasma in Canada are required to have strict donor eligibility, screening, and testing requirements in place. These requirements help ensure that both the donors…

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What Is Plasma Used For?

Plasma is the most abundant component of our blood. It contains specialized proteins that help fight off infections and can be used to create life-saving medicines. These medicines, which are also commonly referred to as plasma protein therapies, treat a host of rare and chronic diseases.  If you’d like to learn more about the conditions…

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What to Bring to Donate Plasma

Plasma donation is a great way to earn extra money while also getting some much-needed me-time. It is a truly fulfilling process that ultimately helps save lives, but not many people know exactly what the plasma donation process entails.  As a new plasma donor, there are certain things you should be aware of before you…

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What is IVIg Treatment?

Plasma, a protein-rich part of blood, is an essential component of several life-saving therapies. The patients who receive plasma-derived medicinal products often need them for the rest of their lives. One example of these essential treatments is intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg).  If you haven’t heard of IVIg before, keep reading to find out what it is…

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