Reopening of the new BioLife plasma centers Vienna Favoriten and Vienna Donaustadt

Reopening of the new BioLife plasma centers Vienna Favorites on 02.06.2020 and Vienna Donaustadt on 15.06.2020 Dear donors, first of all, we would like to thank you for each and every one of your donations and your loyalty - through you, people with rare diseases gain a better quality of life. In some cases you [...]

Use of mouth and nose protection in the BioLife Plasma Centers

Use of mouth and nose protection in the BioLife Plasma Centers Dear BioLife donor! The reliable supply of plasma-based therapy is ever more important these days. Many of the patients, who rely on these therapies, often have a weak immune system. It puts them into a high-risk group, especially in times of the coronavirus. Therefore, [...]

New BioLife Plasma Center in Graz

New BioLife Plasma Center in Graz Dear donors, we are very pleased to announce that we can now offer you another donation opportunity in Graz! With 30.03.2020, the "Plasmaspendedienst Graz - Citypark" at Lazarettgürtel 55, 8020 Graz, was taken over by Takeda and integrated into the BioLife Europe organisation responsible for plasma supply in Austria [...]

Keeping yourself fit at home for plasma donation

Keeping yourself fit at home for plasma donation In the Corona period it is not that easy to have enough movement. But especially as a plasma donor it is important to pay attention to your own physical fitness. So how about a home workout? We will give you tips on how to do it well [...]

COVID-19: Become a lifesaver!

COVID-19: Become a lifesaver! We are looking for healthy persons who have successfully recovered from COVID-19 and are willing to donate their plasma for the development of a possible therapy for COVID-19. The first lifesavers have already followed our call! Who are we looking for and why? Takeda is working hard to develop a potential [...]

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information about the capacities of our plasma centers in Austria Dear donors, In the current Covid-19 situation in Austria, we see that the number of donors is declining. As a result, we are temporarily adjusting our capacity. It means that the majority of our centers are now temporarily closed. Since plasma donation is continuously important [...]

Saving lives with plasma donations – Part 1

Saving lives with plasma donations - Part 1 More and more people need medication produced from blood plasma throughout their lives. For this purpose, the plasma is separated into its individual components and processed. In the first part of this blog article we show two examples of what medicines are made from your blood plasma. [...]

Vegetable protein sources

Vegetable protein sources Since the body loses between 40 and 65 grams of protein during plasma donation, it is important, especially as a plasma donor, to ensure a protein-rich diet. Protein is found in animal as well as vegetable protein sources. Whoever is on a vegan diet should always have a look at how many [...]

Five steps to saving lives

Five steps to saving lives Many people with rare diseases depend on plasma-derived drugs to lead a 'normal' life. So when you donate plasma, you can become a life saver - in just five easy steps! How exactly the donation process works and what you must pay attention to is explained here. Step 1 - [...]

Why blood plasma is not always yellow

Why blood plasma is not always yellow Blood plasma is the clear, yellowish and liquid part of the blood. But this is not always true. Because plasma can be not only yellowish, but also orange, amber, greenish or reddish. The reason for this is explained to you here. Discoloration of the plasma due to medication [...]