Our Message to Our Donors
On behalf of CSL Plasma, we want to assure you that your health and safety is our top priority.
To protect your health, it has always been our practice to maintain high health standards and routine disinfection practices. Our janitorial crews clean the center thoroughly every night. We use an EPA approved, hospital-grade disinfectant throughout the building. This goes beyond the standard CDC guidelines.
What additional precautions are we at CSL Plasma taking to stop the spread of the virus to ensure your safety and that of our employees?
- Prior to entering our centers all donors will have their temperature taken to confirm they are without fever per CDC guidelines
- Emphasized social distancing for donors waiting to enter our centers
- Adjusted flow of the center to ensure optimal social distancing.
- Implemented employee pre-temperature checks to ensure our staff remain in good health
- Implemented enhanced Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) use
- Enhanced our daily cleaning and disinfecting procedures
How can you help ensure the safety of the other donors and employees?
We ask that you evaluate your own personal risk by answering the following questions:
- Have you been asked to self-quarantine?
- Is someone in your home under quarantine or observation by local health authorities or has a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
- Have you had close contact with someone outside your home that is under quarantine or observation by local health authorities or has a confirmed case of COVID-19?
- Do you have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath or feel like you have a cold or the flu?
If you answer yes to any of the questions above, we ask that you not visit the plasma center until you receive confirmation from a healthcare provider that you are virus free.
We will continue to monitor and follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and will take additional steps as the situation changes and as recommended by the CDC.
The plasma-based therapy derived from your plasma donation are essential to the patients that need them. Therefore, our plasma centers will remain open for continued donations so we can continue to deliver these life-saving therapies. Thank you in advance for your continued support and on-going donations.
CSL Plasma's Top Priorities:
Our Donors, Employees, and the Patients Who Rely on Our Therapies
Following the guidance of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), our plasma collection centers remain open, as we are deemed a critical industry amid COVID-19 closures.
In the memorandum from CISA, it makes clear that plasma donation centers are critical infrastructure and the participation of plasma donors and center employees in the collection process are considered essential critical infrastructure.
We are ensuring safe working conditions for our employees and safe donating conditions for our donors; please see our letter below “Our Message to Donors”.
Beyond this, CSL Plasma recognizes its ultimate responsibility -- ensuring continuous access to plasma-derived therapies for patients with rare disease. While this pandemic takes its toll on all of our lives, those with the diseases we treat cannot miss their therapy, and every liter of donated plasma goes to that effort.
If you have donated in the past, are in good health, and are a current donor, your plasma is needed more than ever. See our $20 coupon* (*Applies to lapsed donors who have not donated in 30 days).and our print our Safe Passage letter to show to law enforcement should you be stopped on the way to donate.
New donors are also welcome! Click here to learn about our donation requirements.
Stay Informed About COVID-19 and Plasma Therapies
The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) and its member companies (including CSL) are closely monitoring the rapidly changing information landscape regarding the spread of Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and wish to be a resource for patients, plasma donors, policymakers, and other stakeholders during this crisis.Read the latest from the PPTA