The plasma collected in Italy derives from voluntary, regular, responsible, anonymous and unpaid donations.
It is possible to donate blood and single blood components such as: plasma.
Blood is made up of a fluid part called plasma, and a corpuscular one including several types of cells and cell fragments. The volume percentage of plasma is around 54-58% out of the whole blood. The remaining 42-46%, called “haematocrit”, is made up of red and white blood cells and platelets.
Plasma can be obtained in two ways, by separating it from whole blood or through a single donation procedure called “plasmapheresis”.