What is Plasma?
A Potent Weapon Against Diseases
Plasma is a straw-colored liquid that carries red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Plasma is made up of water (about 90%), proteins and clotting factors (8%), and small amounts of salts, glucose (blood sugar) and lipids (fats). Plasma helps to maintain a satisfactory and steady level of blood pressure as well as deliver proteins for blood clotting purposes and fighting various diseases. Plasma also helps to keep a pH balance, which is important for cells to function correctly.
A Life-Saving Solution
The versatility of plasma makes it valuable for people who are sick. It is the essential ingredient for products crucial to treating patients suffering from many different life-threatening diseases and conditions, including hemophilia, shock or trauma, immune deficiencies and other blood disorders.
Learn What Plasma Is and What it Isn’t
Watch this short animated video to see what that gold stuff in our blood really is. You can also learn a little about the donation process and whether you are eligible or not.
Uses of Plasma
Your donation helps those in need of plasma-derived biotherapies to live healthier lives. These biotherapies are used around the world to treat coagulation disorders.
CSL Plasma is a division of CSL Behring, a plasma protein biotherapies company headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Plasma Logistics Centers
Our logistics centers are state-of-the art facilities responsible for receiving, storing, and shipping plasma that is donated at our collection centers.
Our laboratories test millions of plasma samples each year, ensuring the safety of the plasma.