Do you have, or do you know someone who has RA/Rheumatoid Arthritis?
We are currently looking for participants who have RA to participate in a plasma donation program to help others. Your plasma is need for the research and diagnostic communities to further research the disease as well as to manufacture the positive controls for the very test kit(s) that we used in your diagnosis.
Without antibody rich plasma these very kits run a risk of going on back order and not be available when healthcare professionals need them to make a timely diagnosis of other patients. Plasma is a crucial component in the test kits to make the diagnosis possible of other patients. Plasmapheresis is the process of separating the plasma (the yellowish colored liquid) from the red blood cells which house the antibodies for your diagnosis.
During the process your red cells are returned to you allowing you to not only donate more frequently but also not running the risk of causing temporary anemia. Whole blood donors are only allowed to donate every 56 days (8 weeks) as it takes this long for your body to replace the blood cells that were donated, however with plasma you get these cells back allowing you to donate plasma twice within a 7 day period.
Participants who qualify can earn up to $500 per donation, or up to $1000 per week simply by donating plasma and helping others. If we don’t have a center near you, we pay all travel related expenses to get you to/from the nearest center and you still earn your compensation for the donation.
What we look at to qualify you is your Rheumatoid Factor levels which is called your “titer” and we need that value/number to be at or above 3000/Iu/ml on your test results.
To learn more please visit http://www.accessclinical.com or call 800-510-4003 to discuss it with us.
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 life.”
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.