Learn more about how plasma is used in a variety of treatments for chronic diseases.

Medical / Pharmaceutical

Donating Plasma was designed to provide information on the need for source plasma, donor eligibility requirements, what to expect when you donate plasma, plasma collection safety and quality standards and the therapeutic uses of plasma protein therapies.

Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA)
The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) represents the private sector manufacturers of plasma-derived and recombinant analog therapies, collectively known as plasma protein therapies and the collectors of source plasma used for fractionation. These therapies are used by small patient populations worldwide to treat a variety of rare diseases and serious medical conditions.


Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF)
The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), founded in 1980, is the national non-profit patient organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases through advocacy, education and research.

Jeffrey Modell Foundation
The Jeffrey Modell Foundation is a public charity devoted to and precise diagnosis, meaningful treatments, and ultimately, cures – through clinical and basic research, physician education, patient support, advocacy, public awareness and newborn screening.

Alpha-1 Foundation
The Alpha-1 Foundation is dedicated to providing the leadership and resources that will result in increased research, improved health, worldwide detection, and a cure for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is a genetic (inherited) condition – it is passed from parents to their children through their genes. Alpha-1 may result in serious lung disease in adults and/or liver disease at any age.