Do you currently have “acute” or
“Chronic” hepatitis B?
If so, we have a specialty research program
designed to help you as well as the research and diagnostic communities.
Your plasma is a crucial component for invitro-diagnostic companies in the
manufacturing and creation of the test kits used to diagnose patients with this
virus as well as further research into the virus.
Participants who qualify and
participate can earn up to $500 per visit and you can safely donate 2x in a 7-day
period based on the FDA guidelines for donor safety. Plasma is the
yellow, watery substance in the red blood cells which house various proteins as
well as the antibodies for your diagnosis. The plasma is separated via a
procedure called plasmapheresis and your red blood cells are returned to you
which is why you can donate 2x in a 7-day period. Donating plasma is a
very safe and simple procedure and it is performed in licensed, FDA regulated
plasma facilities under the direction of the center’s medical director.
How is HBV transmitted?
HBV is transmitted through
activities that involve percutaneous (i.e., puncture through the skin) or
mucosal contact with infectious blood or body fluids (e.g., semen and saliva),
- sex with an infected partner;
- injection-drug use that involves sharing needles,
syringes, or drug-preparation equipment;
- birth to an infected mother;
- contact with blood from or open sores on an infected
- exposures to needle sticks or sharp instruments; and
- sharing certain items with an infected person that can
break the skin or mucous membranes (e.g., razors, toothbrushes, and
glucose monitoring equipment), potentially resulting in exposure to blood.
To learn more and to see if you may
qualify please visit us at http://www.accessclinical.com, or you may reach
us at 800-510-4003 to discuss the program further.
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.