Uses of Plasma

November 1, 2015
Medical uses of plasma Is used
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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:

  • Hemophilia
  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • Antithrombin III Deficiency

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:

  • Burns
  • Shock
  • Trauma
  • Major Surgery
  • Rh incompatibility
  • Cardiopulmonary issues
  • Organ transplants
  • Pediatric HIV
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver conditions
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