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HFA joins Plasma Protein Therapeutic Association (PPTA) and its other Member Companies sponsor the second International Plasma Awareness Week (IPAW) to be celebrated globally October 9-15, 2016. This event is held annually and is designed to:

  • Raise global awareness about source plasma collection
  • Recognize the contributions of plasma donors to saving and improving lives
  • Increase understanding about lifesaving plasma protein therapies and rare diseases.

In recognition, we will be sharing IPAW educational infographics to help explain the plasma collection process, and what it means to patients’ with a bleeding disorder using this type of clotting factor.

Monday, October 10, 2016
Fact #1: Plasma is the clear, straw-colored liquid portion of blood that remains after red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets removed. 55% or your blood is made of plasma.Plasma_IPAW Week

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Fact #2: Plasma donors must meet specific criteria intended to help ensure the safety of the donor and patient. Donors must be 18 years old, at least 110lbs, and meet basic medical standards.Who Can Donate Plasma

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Fact #3: Plasma is collected through a process called plasmapheresis, where plasma is separated from your blood and red blood cells are returned to your body.How Do You Get My Plasma

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Thursday, October 13, 2016
Fact #4: Plasma donation is performed by trained staff in highly controlled, clinical environments with a sterile kit used only once.Is Donating Safe

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Friday, October 14, 2016
Fact #5: Plasma donations take anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours. While long, this ensures that donations are safe for the donor and the recipients. Donors are often compensated for their time.How Long does Donating Take

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Saturday, October 15, 2016
Fact #6: Thousands of people donate plasma every day. It takes over 1,200 plasma donations to treat one patient for hemophilia.Your Donation matters

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