Rare diseases affect a relatively small portion of the population, but for those that suffer from these conditions, their lives depend upon plasma protein therapies. These include:
People with bleeding and blood clotting disorders such as:
It can take as many as 1200 plasma donations to manufacture enough therapy required to treat one patient with hemophilia for a year.
People with immunodeficiencies and autoimmune diseases such as:
- Primary Immunodeficiency Disease (PID)
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
- Kawasaki Disease
It can take as many as 130 plasma donations to manufacture enough therapy to treat one patient with PID for a year.
People with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Genetic Emphysema)
It can take as many as 900 plasma donations to manufacture enough therapy to treat one Alpha-1 patient for a year.
Plasma protein therapies are also used in every day medicine, emergencies and surgical medicine to treat:
- Major Surgery
- Rh incompatibility
- Cardiopulmonary issues
- Organ transplants
- Pediatric HIV
- Liver conditions