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Plasma Safety

Safe products start with safe plasma

 

Our history and proven track record of viral safety are a function of a highly rigorous process that begins with our raw material, human plasma. All blood donors, collection centers, and donated blood, are held to the highest standards.

 

Our plasma sources

 

Octapharma has a global reputation for plasma expertise. Many life-saving pharmaceuticals are manufactured from plasma. By donating plasma, you can save lives by helping people with different diseases and conditions. Octapharma takes great pride in the safety record and customer service afforded to all donors.

 

Octapharma sources 100% of our plasma from company-owned donation centers. We own over 58 plasma donation centers in the US. 

In the US, Octapharma Plasma Donation Centers are routinely inspected and approved by the FDA.

Click to view our plasma centers in the US.

 

Plasma donors and screening process

 

Donors themselves must undergo a comprehensive up front and ongoing review process. Prior to each donation, donors are assigned a unique ID, and registered in the Octapharma donor database. A deferral check is conducted, and a detailed health history is taken. An accredited healthcare professional then provides an overall assessment, and will exclude any donor that does not meet the acceptance criteria.

 

Once received from the collection centers, all donated plasma undergoes individual unit testing for antibodies against HIV-1/2, HBV, HCV and syphilis. Plasma also undergoes PCR (NAT) testing for HIV, HBV, HCV and parvovirus B19. The result of this process is an exceptionally pure, high quality fresh frozen plasma (FFP) product.