At BPL Plasma, our top priority is the health and safety of our team members and plasma donors. You will notice that we have made several changes to our processes that will increase your safety while donating.
In addition, we are closely monitoring the number of donors and employees each of our centers can safely accommodate. When a center exceeds this number, donors will be asked to register their name, date of birth, and mobile phone number then asked to wait outside for a team member to call when we can accommodate them.
BPL Plasma is a Critical Infrastructure Business, as that term is defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As such, we will continue to collect plasma from healthy donors to serve those in need of the specialized medical treatments created from plasma.
Safety of Plasma Donation Centers
Our plasma collection centers are not places where sick people gather to seek diagnosis and treatment.
BPL Plasma centers are:
- clean, well-controlled, supervised establishments;
- subject to federal and state quality and safety requirements;
- governed by rigorous industry health and safety standards;
- where healthy members of the local community go to donate plasma.
Although our plasma centers are staffed by highly-trained individuals, they are not doctor's offices. Only healthy individuals are permitted to donate. Those that are not feeling well are urged to stay home. Furthermore, industry standards require that eligible donors be residents of the local community.
Importance of Plasma Donation
Plasma donation is a critical activity that contributes to saving lives. Plasma donations are used to produce medicines that treat people with rare, chronic diseases and disorders, such as primary immunodeficiency, hemophilia, and genetic lung disease, as well as in the treatment of trauma, burns, and shock.