We are currently searching for patients who have SLE to participate by donating plasma for research and for manufacturing into controls for test kits. Your plasma is needed to help others be diagnosed, without plasma donors the very test kit(s) there aided your physician in your diagnosis runs the risk of going on back order hindering the timely and accurate diagnosis of other patients.
Plasma is the clear honey colored component of the red blood cells which house various nutrients as well as the antibodies for your diagnosis. These antibodies are separated during the plasmapheresis process and then you receive your red cells back thru the donation. Plasma is very similar to donating blood say at a blood drive or the red cross but you can do it more frequently. When you donate whole blood you can only do so every 56 days (8 weeks) as it takes your body a while to rebuild the red blood cells that were donated.
Because you get the red cells back thru plasmapheresis you can safely donate 2x in a 7 day period as your body replenishes plasma within a 24-48 hour period. Some patients have said that when they donate plasma they get temporary relief of their symptoms because we have removed some of the antibodies from their body in turn giving them a bit of relief.
We are currently looking for those who have the SLE/Lupus diagnosis and have high levels of the dsDNA antibody (Double-Stranded) for this program. To learn more and to inquire please visit us at the blow link or call us at 800-510-4003 to discuss it further. All of our programs are HIPAA compliant (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act) and your information is never shared with outside sources.
Visit us today at http://www.accessclinical.com to learn more.
“Basic donor Requirements”
- Must have, or have access to your most recent/up to date blood test results showing your dsDNA antibodies/SLE diagnosis.
- Must be HIV, HCV & HBV negative
- Ages 18-65 and must weigh at least 110 pounds or more