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How Do You Get Paid for Donating Plasma?

Now that the festive season is winding down, you may be looking for a way to pay off your holiday bills. Plasma donation is a great way to do just that, but if you haven’t given plasma within Canada, you may have a few questions that need answering first. Keep reading to learn more about…

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Why Donate Plasma? 3 Reasons to Donate During the Holidays

The holiday season is here, and one of the best ways to spread some cheer is by donating plasma! Plasma donation is a mutually beneficial act that benefits both donors and patients alike. If you’ve been thinking about donating plasma lately, we’re going to give you three reasons you should do just that in this…

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What Is Myositis? How Plasma Is Used to Treat This Condition

For many decades, plasma, the main component of blood, has been manufactured into life-saving therapies and used to treat a host of rare and chronic conditions. In fact, donated plasma is capable of treating over 80 different autoimmune disorders, immunodeficiencies, and blood disorders. One of the conditions that plasma is capable of treating is myositis.…

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How to Prevent Cloudy Plasma Donations

Contrary to popular belief, plasma isn’t always “yellowish” or “straw-coloured”, as it is often described. This protein-rich liquid component of blood can come in a variety of different hues, including reddish-orange, green, and milky white. The latter hue is often referred to as “cloudy plasma”. When plasma is cloudy, it cannot be used to make…

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Can I Donate Plasma? Donor Requirements Explained

Have you been thinking about becoming a plasma donor as of late? Plasma donation is a fulfilling act that can ultimately help patients receive the treatments they need. However, you first must meet certain eligibility requirements to donate plasma. In this blog, we’ll be unpacking everything you need to know about the standards and screenings…

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How Do You Donate Plasma? A Look Into Plasmapheresis

Plasma donation is an amazing way to help patients in need and earn extra money, but most people are not very familiar with what it entails. Unlike blood donation, plasma donation involves the use of a specialized device known as a plasmapheresis machine. This machine is specifically used to collect plasma, a straw-coloured liquid portion…

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7 Iron-Rich Foods to Eat Before You Donate Blood Plasma

Plasma donation is a safe process that has long been used to collect blood plasma so that it can be manufactured into life-changing therapies. With that said, just like with whole blood donation, plasma donation can potentially have some unwanted side effects. Thankfully, there are simple things you can do to improve your chances of…

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Source VS Recovered Plasma Donations: What’s The Difference?

Plasma is a protein-rich liquid component of blood that is used for various medical purposes. There is more than one way to collect plasma, and different types of plasma donations are sometimes used for different treatments. The two main types of plasma donations are source plasma donations and recovered plasma donations.  In this blog, we’ll…

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What Is Plasma Fractionation? A Brief History

For several decades, plasma, a protein-rich, yellowish liquid component of blood, has been used to treat a wide range of ailments. Patients with rare blood disorders, immunodeficiencies, and autoimmune conditions have come to rely on this form of “liquid gold” to receive the plasma-derived medicinal products they need. None of this would have been possible…

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How COVID-19 Has Impacted Plasma Donations

During the early months of the pandemic, many people heard the word “plasma” for the first time. Studies were being conducted on the efficacy of convalescent plasma as a treatment for COVID-19. Article after article was written about this potential treatment.  Now that more than a year has passed, plasma is not in the headlines…

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