recently been diagnosed with “active” (acute) Lyme disease?
Do you want to help others? We have a
unique plasma donation program just for you. Your plasma is needed for
further research by researchers and diagnostic companies to research the
disease as well as to manufacture your plasma into the controls for test kits
to diagnose others.
Participants will donate
plasma which is very similar to donating blood like at a red cross but you can
do this twice in a 7-day period because you get your red blood cells back thru
this process/procedure. If you qualify you will be compensated $500 each
time you donate and all/any travel related expenses are pre-paid by us so you
can participate at no cost to you.
To learn more visit us at
http://www.accessclinical.com or call us at 800-510-4003 to speak to an agent today
about the program.
Must have, or have access to
your Lyme disease blood work (test results)
Must be 18-65 years in age
and weigh at least 110 pounds or more
Must be HIV/HCV & HBV
This report describes the proper
interpretation of serologic testing for B. burgdorferi and
identifies best practices for reporting results to clinicians, public health
agencies, and patients.
assessing a patient for Lyme disease, health care providers should consider:
likelihood that the patient has been exposed to infected blacklegged ticks
possibility that other illnesses may cause similar symptoms
of laboratory tests, when indicated
recommends a two-step testing process for Lyme disease. Both steps are required
and can be done using the same blood sample. If this first step is negative, no
further testing is recommended. If the first step is positive or indeterminate
(sometimes called “equivocal”), the second step should be performed. The
overall result is positive only when the first test is positive (or equivocal)
and the second test is positive (or for some tests equivocal).
and Symptoms (3 to 30 Days After Tick Bite)
chills, headache, fatigue, muscle and joint aches, and swollen lymph nodes
may occur in the absence of rash
- Erythema migraines
- Occurs in
approximately 70 to 80 percent of infected persons
- Begins at
the site of a tick bite after a delay of 3 to 30 days (average is about 7
gradually over several days reaching up to 12 inches or more (30 cm)
- May feel
warm to the touch but is rarely itchy or painful
clears as it enlarges, resulting in a target or “bull’s-eye” appearance
- May appear
on any area of the body
- Does not always
appear as a “classic” erythema migraines rash
What is Plasma?
Plasma is the largest part of your blood. It makes up more than half (about
55%) of its overall content. When separated from the rest of the blood, plasma
is a light yellow liquid. Plasma carries water, salts and enzymes.
The main role of plasma is to take nutrients, hormones, and proteins to the
parts of the body that need it. Cells also put their waste products into the
plasma. The plasma then helps remove this waste from the body. Blood plasma
also carries all parts of the blood through your circulatory system.
Plasma is a critical part of the treatment for many serious health problems.
This is why there are blood drives asking people to donate blood plasma.
Along with water, salt, and enzymes, plasma also contains important
components. These include antibodies, clotting factors, and the proteins
albumin and fibrinogen. When you donate blood, healthcare providers can
separate these vital parts from your plasma. These parts can then be
concentrated into various products. These products are then used as treatments
that can help save the lives of people suffering from burns, shock, trauma, and
other medical emergencies.
The proteins and antibodies in plasma are also used in therapies for rare
chronic conditions. These include autoimmune disorders and hemophilia. People
with these conditions can live long and productive lives because of the
treatments. In fact, some health organizations call plasma “the gift of
If you want to donate plasma to help others in need, you will go through a
screening process. This is to make sure your blood is healthy and safe. If you
qualify as a plasma donor, you’ll spend about an hour and a half at a clinic on
every follow-up visit.
During the actual blood donation process, your blood is drawn through a
needle placed in a vein in one arm. A special machine separates the plasma and
often the platelets from your blood sample. This process is called
plasmapheresis. The remaining red blood cells and other blood components are
then returned to your body, along with a little saline (salt) solution.