We are looking for candidates who have the below diagnosis’ (and related antibody) to participate in a plasmapheresis program to help others as well as research. Plasma is used in various methods such as in treatments that can potentially help save the lives of people suffering from burns, shock, trauma and other medical emergencies. The proteins and antibodies in plasma are also used to create therapies and test kit controls for rare chronic conditions such as autoimmune disorders and hemophilia
Is Giving Plasma good for you?
It is safe to donate plasma, measures are taken to ensure donor safety as allowing donors to give plasma no more than twice a week. The risks of a donation visit are relatively mild-bruising, nausea and dizziness are some of the occasional side effects, which with proper hydration and a good meal eaten before the donation reduces that risk.
Some Important things to remember when giving plasma:
Drink 6 to 8 cups of water or juice the day before and day of your donation.
Eat a protein-rich, iron-rich meal no more than 3 hours before donating. …
Don’t eat fatty foods like French fries, potato chips, pizza, or sweets the day you donate. …
Don’t drink alcohol the night before and day of your donation.
After your plasma donation:
Drink plenty of water to replenish any lost fluids. Eat a healthy meal within 2 hours of your visit and wait at least 30 minutes prior to smoking and also avoid “heavy” lifting and strenuous activity for at least 24 hours.
Current Conditions we are looking for include:
SLE/Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (antibody needed is dsDNA, High level >400 or higher)
Polymyositis (PM), Dermatomyositis (DM) (antibody needed, anti- Jo1, High level >8.0 or higher)
Crest/Scleroderma (antibody needed, SCL-70 >8.0 or higher)
Crohn’s Disease (antibodies needed: -ASCA, pANCA, ANCA-high levels)
Vasculitis (antibodies needed: MPO, PR-3-, ANCA high levels)
Autoimmune Hepatitis (AI) – (antibodies needed LKM-1 antibody-High levels)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RF)- (antibody needed Rheumatoid Factor @ >2000 iu/ml)
Visit us at http://www.accessclinical.com or call 800-510-4003 to inquire