Patient Stories

Your life-saving plasma donations enable people who rely on plasma based therapies to lead healthy lives.
Meet actual patients whose lives have been saved because of plasma donations.

The Treatment That We Have is Life Changing

Patients from around the world thank you for making a difference in their lives. For them, every ordinary day is a gift. The “How is Your Day?” PPTA program raises awareness of the value of plasma-protein therapies for people who are affected by a range of serious rare diseases. Biotest Plasma is a proud supporter of the…


August 31, 2016 is a day we will never forget! My Mom was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) and was fighting for her life.


From the outside looking in, Michelle Kappenman appears to be like any other 28 year old from Clear Lake, South Dakota. She’s happily married and expecting her first baby this winter. But for Michelle things are very different on the inside than they appear on the outside.


Hello my name is Jodi Cagle.
My daughter Shelbi is a biomedical technician at Biotest Plasma Center Jacksonville Yopp Road. I never realized people donated plasma until my life depended on it.


Hi, my name is Amanda Castaneda.
I am a mother, wife and a full time employee. The most important quality to remember about me is I am the face of your generous plasma donations.


Meet Tim Anderson and his wife Alison.
Once a week Tim receives plasma-based medication through an infusion that helps to keep him alive.

Ricky and MacKenzie

The donors and staff at Biotest Plasma Center Austintown had the pleasure of welcoming the Pasco family to the center recently.


Meet Autumn Bousquette and her husband David. Once a week Autumn uses plasma-based therapies to help her lead a normal life. This is her story:

Sasha and Will

Meet Sasha and Will Bush. They have Primary Immunodeficiency Disease (aka PI) & receive weekly infusions of gamma globulin (plasma product) pooled from thousands of plasma donors.


Meet Dominik (Dom) Culver. He suffers from three rare diseases and requires plasma-based therapies to lead a healthy life. This is his story as shared by his mother, Kim Culver.