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Everything You Need to Know About Multifocal Motor Neuropathy

Multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) is one of many rare diseases that can be treated using intravenous immune globulin (IVIg), a therapy that is manufactured from human plasma. This neuropathy is characterized by progressive muscle weakness and muscle wasting, and without regular IVIg treatments, a patient’s quality of life can decline. In today’s blog, we’ll be unpacking…

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The Ins and Outs of Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy (IVIg)

Donated source plasma, the yellowish liquid component of blood, is used exclusively to manufacture commercial drugs known as plasma products. These plasma products serve as lifesaving therapies for patients living with rare and chronic conditions. One such plasma product that is used to treat individuals that have immunodeficiency diseases is intravenous immunoglobulin therapy (IVIg). First…

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Blood Donation VS Plasma Donation: An In-Depth Look

Blood donation and plasma donation are both great ways to give back to those in need via bodily components that replenish themselves. Millions of Canadians take the time to give blood and/or plasma every year, but there is still a lot of confusion surrounding the difference between these two types of donations, and understandably so.…

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3 Reasons You Should Prioritize Your Health in the New Year

The new year is nearly here and that means it’s almost time to make your resolutions. Every year on January 1st, people all around the world make promises in an effort to better themselves, and the most popular New Year’s resolutions are always health-related ones. Whether your goal is to get more exercise in, up…

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Why You Should Donate Plasma During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is finally here and the next few weeks will be filled with plenty of cheer! There’s no doubting the magic that comes along with the traditions of this time of year, but it’s also important to remember that not everyone gets to enjoy the pageantry of holiday rituals and that the true…

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Why Compensation is Important for Plasma Donation

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 today’s blog, we’ll be…

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Everything You Need to Know About Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (PIDDs)

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…

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

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 we’ve been…

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Drugs That Can Be Manufactured From Blood Plasma

Plasma donation exists so that life-saving 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…

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Plasma Donor Restrictions Explained

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…

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