Blood plasma is used to create life-saving medicines, and people decide to donate for many reasons. Some donors have friends or family members that benefit from plasma products. Others enjoy both the extra compensation and the satisfaction of helping patients.
Whatever the reason, donors are making an important commitment to their families and communities. They are heroes, saving lives through the simple process of donating plasma.
Octapharma Plasma, Inc.
Octapharma Plasma, Inc. owns and operates plasma collection centers throughout the United States critical to the development of life-saving patient therapies utilized by thousands of patients all over the world. Octapharma Plasma is a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest plasma products manufacturers, Octapharma AG, a Lachen, Switzerland-based company that has been committed to patient care and medical innovation for over 25 years. Octapharma employs over 2,500 people and has biopharmaceutical experience in 70 countries worldwide. Octapharma is the only plasma products manufacturer with two state-of-the-art production sites licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, allowing the company to ensure unparalleled production flexibility and sustainable supply. Octapharma Plasma, Inc. operates FDA and European Union approved plasma collection centers located throughout the U.S. These centers adhere to strict safety regulations for the protection of the donors and the products collected. Octapharma Plasma, Inc.'s most important asset is our plasma donors, many of whom have donated at our plasma donor centers for many years. Octapharma takes great pride in the safety record and customer service afforded to all donors.
What Blood Plasma is
The blood is made up of three main components:
Red blood cells
White blood cells
Plasma is the liquid portion of the blood that serves as a carrier for the red and white cells. It is made up mostly of water and dissolved proteins including antibodies and clotting factors.