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December 31, 2022

Giving plasma is the ultimate way to get into the holiday spirit. Charitable giving has been proven to boost your mood and health. When you donate plasma, you provide patients with the life-sustaining treatments that they need to live healthy lives. This holiday season, give back to those who need it most by adding plasma donation to your New Year’s resolutions. And why not get ahead of your 2023 goals over the holidays? Book an appointment today and get started on your New Year’s resolutions!

For the top reasons to give plasma this holiday season, keep reading!

1. Giving back is good for you. 

Giving back to others helps to lower your blood pressure and stress levels, which are core components of health and wellness! Easing your stress is extra important this time of year, with the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Donating plasma will not only support your wellbeing, but it will provide immunocompromised patients with the treatments that they need year round. To read more about how giving back is good for you, check out this blog!

2. Donating plasma gives you some Me-Time

The time that you spend connected to the plasmapheresis machine during your plasma donation is quality time with yourself to relax and reset. With the busy nature of the holiday season, we could all use a break to read a book or watch a show – why not give back to others while you pamper yourself? 

3. It’s a great way to make some extra cash 

Looking to earn a little extra for presents, holiday dinners and Christmas treats this time of year? You can earn up to $500 a month as a plasma donor when you make your first donation this month with our $100 bonus. As a consistent donor, you can earn up to $400 a month when you donate twice every seven days for four consecutive weeks. To learn more about how our compensation plan works, visit our compensation page on our website.

4. You can become a part of a greater community.

Our Canadian Plasma Resources community is spread out across Canada – wherever you donate plasma, you can connect with the staff and other donors at your local centre to join our plasma donation community! 

5. It’s an easy way to get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions.

If your New Year’s resolutions include helping others for the greater good, while supporting yourself and your family with some extra cash flow, donating plasma is a great way for you to meet your goals in 2023! It’s said that it takes 2 months to form a new habit, so why not get a head start on your habit-forming resolutions this month. That way, you’ll be good to go in the New Year!

Thank you as always for being a part of our Canadian Plasma donation community! We hope that you have a safe and happy holiday season. For more information on plasma donation, check out our blog! Book your plasma donation appointment today.

bleeding disorders

October 19, 2022

Plasma is used to treat various disorders, conditions, and injuries – from bleeding caused by trauma to autoimmune disorders. Plasma is also used to treat bleeding disorders, like hemophilia. 

In this blog, we break down exactly how plasma is used to treat bleeding disorders. Keep reading to learn more! 

What Bleeding Disorders Does Plasma Treat?

Plasma is used to treat multiple bleeding disorders, including: 

  • Hemophilia A, a genetic disorder that is caused by a lack of blood clotting factor VIII. 
  • Hemophilia B, a hereditary disorder that is caused by a lack of blood clotting factor IX. 
  • Von Willebrand disease, the most common genetic blood clotting disorder. 

All of these conditions prevent blood from clotting properly to control bleeding. 

How Does Plasma Treat Bleeding Disorders? 

Blood plasma supports immune function, blood clotting, maintaining a healthy blood pressure, and blood volume. It contains important proteins that help to stop a person from excessively bleeding by aiding in the clotting process via a process known as coagulation. Plasma also helps with blood pressure and volume thanks to a key protein called albumin, which helps to maintain healthy blood pressure by preventing fluid from leaking into other areas of the body. 

For someone with hemophilia A or B, in which someone’s blood doesn’t clot properly, seemingly insignificant cuts and scrapes can be life threatening without coagulation therapy, which is made from donated plasma. 

Individuals with Von Willebrand disease also require plasma for their treatments. 

How You Can Help 

Evidently, source plasma plays an important part in treating patients with bleeding disorders. It is also used to treat over 80 immune conditions and autoimmune diseases. 

Patients who require plasma-protein therapies need donors like you to show up consistently and donate quality plasma! At Canadian Plasma Resources, you also get the unique opportunity to earn up to $400/month. Book a plasma donation appointment at a centre near you to help others while also supplementing your income.