How You Can Make a Difference in Your Own Life and in the Life of Someone Living with a Rare Disease
(BPT) - 1. What is plasma, and how does it help people? Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood that carries blood components throughout the body. Not only can it be easily replaced by the body, but it serves as a key component in creating life-changing therapies for those living with rare diseases.
2. How does plasma donation work? Plasma is not a substance that can be produced in a laboratory or some other artificial environment — it can only be obtained from a healthy adult. The donation process works in a similar way to a typical blood donation, but the plasma is separated from the blood and the blood elements are returned to your body. The process takes about an hour in its entirety, and if you’re healthy, you can donate as often as twice a week!
3. What are the personal benefits of plasma donation? When you donate plasma, you are positively impacting the lives of patients around the world who rely on the life-changing therapies processed from donated human plasma. Without donations from people like you, the life-changing therapies they receive would not be possible. In addition, you are financially compensated for the time you spend donating plasma.
Are you ready to make a difference in your life and the lives of rare disease patients by donating plasma? BioLife can help you achieve that goal.
BioLife is an industry leader in the collection of high-quality plasma that is processed into life-changing plasma-based therapies, with over 100 centers across the U.S., Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary. Now, BioLife is celebrating the grand opening of its McDonough, Georgia, center, located at 300 Plaza Parkway.
“We’re excited to open our doors to the McDonough community with the addition of BioLife’s newest center,” said Von Eller, Center Manager at BioLife. “At BioLife we’re committed to addressing the growing need for plasma among the rare disease patient community, but also to becoming a neighbor our community members can trust and depend upon. We strive to ensure that our center is a welcoming place for our donors by offering a supervised play area, online portal, mobile app, and of course free WiFi in our state-of the-art facility. Our goal is to welcome residents of the McDonough area the same way they have welcomed us into their neighborhood.”
If you’re interested in donating, BioLife is now accepting donors for its new McDonough center opening Saturday, March 9. To learn more, visit www.biolifeplasma.com or download the BioLife app.