What is Plasma?

Plasma:

A Potent Weapon Against Diseases...
A Life-Saving Solution

A life-saving liquid that dwells in your blood, plasma is a potent weapon that serves a number of vital functions in bleeding and infection control. Every donation makes a difference, and at CSL Plasma, we take great care to ensure the integrity of our plasma collected and our professional donor centers.

What is Blood?

Blood is the fluid that travels through the human body. Blood carries oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, waste, and heat throughout the body and helps defend against infection. Blood is made up of:

  • Red Blood Cells that carry oxygen
  • Platelets that help blood to clot
  • White Blood Cells that fight infections

What is Plasma?

Plasma is a straw-colored liquid that carries the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Plasma is made up of:

  • Water (about 90%)
  • Proteins and clotting factors (8%)
  • Small amounts of salts, glucose (blood sugar) and lipids (fats)

It contains proteins and antibodies, which are produced by the immune system to fight diseases.

The World's Premier Plasma Collection Company

Plasma Donation Video
When you donate, you give a valuable gift to those who require plasma-derived therapies to live healthier lives. This video will give you a preview of your donation experience.
Plasma Donation Video
When you donate, you give a valuable gift to those who require plasma-derived therapies to live healthier lives. This video will give you a preview of your donation experience.
Our Patient Stories
Plasma-derived biotherapies save and improve the quality of life for people with rare and serious diseases worldwide.
iGive Rewards
Saving lives just got more rewarding! Our donor rewards program, iGive Rewards, lets you receive points for every completed donation.
iGive Rewards
Saving lives just got more rewarding! Our donor rewards program, iGive Rewards, lets you receive points for every completed donation.