Plasma is the liquid component of blood in which the blood cells in whole blood are normally suspended. Important elements in plasma include albumin, coagulation factors, fibrinolytic proteins, immunoglobulins, and other proteins.
Plasma is separated from peripheral blood by centrifugation. Peripheral blood is collected in HemaCare’s FDA-registered collection centers following cGMP and cGTP collection guidelines from IRB consented healthy human donors. HemaCare can utilize any commercially available collection bag or tube with anticoagulant meeting your specifications.
Use fresh plasma immediately or refrigerate upon receipt.
For cryopreserved plasma, storage at storage at -80°C is acceptable.
Testing: Donors are tested for HBV, HCV, HIV, HTLV, WNV, Trypanasoma cruzi, and Syphilis.