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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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Canadian Plasma Resources’ New Compensation Plan

At Canadian Plasma Resources, we’ve always stood behind paid plasma donations and compensated our donors for their contributions. We also continuously look for ways to optimize our compensation plan so that it’s beneficial for our donors and for the patients receiving plasma-derived treatments.  As of Monday, August 10th, we will be implementing a brand new…

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Why You Should Stay Hydrated Before Donating Blood Plasma

Staying well-hydrated is extremely important, especially during the summer months. Drinking enough water every day is crucial for preventing infections, delivering nutrients to cells, and keeping your organs functioning properly.  For plasma donors, being well-hydrated is necessary for a successful donation. Keep reading to learn more about why staying hydrated before your plasma donation appointment…

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Becoming A Plasma Donor: How to Prepare for Your First Appointment

Plasma donation is a wonderful act that can help save lives and provide you with some much-needed me-time. Donors who give plasma at Canadian Plasma Resources also get the unique opportunity to be compensated for their contributions!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a plasma donor and are wondering what to expect, you’ve come to…

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Who Benefits From Plasma Donation?

Plasma is a straw-coloured liquid component of blood that contains life-saving proteins. Thousands of people around the world rely on donated source plasma to get access to the treatments they need. It is an essential material that cannot be synthetically produced, which is one of the many reasons why plasma donation is so important. Curious…

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10 Surprising Facts About Blood Plasma

Plasma is a protein-rich component of blood that is used to treat numerous rare and chronic conditions. This yellowish liquid is capable of amazing things, and scientists are continuing to discover new uses for it every day. In this blog, we’ll be delving into 10 surprising facts about blood plasma that you may not know.…

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Refer & Earn with Canadian Plasma Resources’ New Referral Program

As a plasma donor at Canadian Plasma Resources, there are several ways you can go about earning extra money while simultaneously helping to create important life-saving therapies. With our new and improved referral rewards program, in particular, you get the opportunity to earn up to $50 per referral!  Want to learn more about what this…

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How Plasma Donations Can Help Patients With Von Willebrand Disease

From autoimmune disorders to immunodeficiencies to rare blood disorders, plasma, a protein-rich component of blood, is capable of treating a wide range of medical conditions. Von Willebrand disease is one such condition. If you’d like to learn more about what exactly von Willebrand disease is and how human plasma can be used to manage it,…

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