Plasma is the liquid portion of entire blood. It is composed generally of water and proteins, and it gives a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets to circulate through the body. Plasma is a critical part of the treatment which treats serious health problems. This is the reason, there are blood drives requesting people to donate blood plasma.
With the inclusion of water, salt, and enzymes, plasma also contains major components. These incorporate antibodies, clotting factors, proteins albumin and fibrinogen. When a person donate’s blood, healthcare providers can separate the vital parts from the plasma. The parts can then be concentrated into different products. These products are used as treatments that can help save the lives of people suffering from burns, trauma, shock, and other medical emergencies.
Pure PRP, Leucocyte-rich PRP, Pure Platelet-rich Fibrin (PRF), Leukocyte-rich Fibrin (L-PRF)
Orthopedics, Dermatology, Dental, Cardiac Muscle Injury, Nerve Injury, Others
The proteins and antibodies in plasma are used in therapies for chronic conditions. These incorporate autoimmune disorders and hemophilia. People with these conditions can live a long and productive lives because of the treatments. In fact, some health organizations refer plasma as "the gift of life."
The United States Food and Drug Administration approved Convalescent Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 patients as an experimental treatment in clinical trials. The report states as 11 critically ill COVID-19 patients in New York City and Houston have received this treatment using convalescent care. However, the results have not been reported till date. This therapy has also been conducted in several other countries.
Recently, Kerala has received Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) approval for the clinical feasibility of plasma transfusion, which may be administered to severe COVID-19 patients.
In China, about 10 COVID-19 patients took up convalescent therapy. In this treatment, the patients showed improved oxygen levels and a drop in the amount of virus in a person’s body as a reaction.
According to the study, the people who fought the COVID-19 virus, produce antibodies that are capable of attacking the virus. A patient who had recovered develops antibodies that would stay in their blood waiting to fight the same virus again.These antibodies and proteins that are secreted by immune cells known as B lymphocytes ( found in plasma) are taken by the researchers.By injecting those antibodies to another person with the disease, it would then recognise the virus and begin to attack the virus.
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Kedrion SpA (“Kedrion”) is an international company that collects and fractionates blood plasma to produce and distribute plasma-derived therapeutic products for use in treating and preventing serious diseases, disorders and conditions such as hemophilia, Primary Immune Deficiency and Rh sensitization which can lead to hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn.
Kedrion Biopharma Inc. (“Kedrion Biopharma”), the US subsidiary of Kedrion, is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Kedrion Biopharma launched US operations in 2011, but the company’s international roots stretch back several decades in the production of blood and plasma-derived products. It places a high value not only on the welfare of those who benefit from its products but also on the people and communities it serves.
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Grifols, which has more than 2,000 employees in North Carolina, has begun identifying, screening and selecting volunteer donors who have recovered from COVID-19
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