PLASMA PRODUCTS

More and more people need medications made from human plasma in the course of their lives.

Some need plasma as part of emergency medical care, such as after an accident or during surgery. Other people, such as those with an immune disorder, have a lifelong reliance on medications made from blood plasma, which they need to keep them alive.

When medications made from plasma proteins are used:

 

Immunoglobulins
Blood Clotting
Fibrin Glue

 

Albumin:
Serious injuries, burns, surgery, heart and lung problems
Fibrin glue:
Stopping bleeding and wound closure in the event of surgery and serious injuries
Clotting factors:
Hemophilia A and B, von Willebrand disease, blood clotting disorders, clotting factor deficiencies
Intravenous immunoglobulin:
Congenital immune system defects, autoimmune disorders, chronic inflammatory disorders of the nervous system
Subcutaneous immunoglobulin:
Congenital or acquired antibody deficiency
Alpha-1-antitrypsin:
Lung damage (emphysema) caused by a substantial deficiency of this protein