How Plasma Helps: Leukemia

June 13, 2018

At Canadian Plasma Resources, our primary motivation for inspiring our communities to donate plasma is this simple fact – plasma saves lives.

There are a wide variety of illnesses that depend upon plasma protein products to be managed. Health is never promised, and across our country hundreds of people just like you rely upon the generosity of plasma donors in order to live their fullest lives.

Each month, in an effort to raise awareness about plasma donation, we will be shining a spotlight on a disease that your donation can help treat.

This month, we’re going to be talking about Leukemia:

According to Mayo Clinic,

“Leukemia is cancer of the body’s blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system.

Many types of leukemia exist. Some forms of leukemia are more common in children. Other forms of leukemia occur mostly in adults.

Treatment for leukemia can be complex — depending on the type of leukemia and other factors.”

How Plasma Helps

Those living with leukemia can sometimes require plasma transfusions to help them battle the disease.

According to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, “fresh frozen plasma, the fluid that carries blood cells, and cryoprecipitate, the portion of the plasma that contains clotting factors (often called cryo for short), may be transfused to patients whose blood has abnormal or low levels of blood-clotting proteins.”

Leukemia is just one of many diseases that plasma can play a role in helping eradicate from the body. This is why we do our best to embolden others to learn about the world of plasma donation, and how they can help save lives.

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