IPOPI calls for increased plasma collection during IPAW

IPOPI is glad to take part in the celebration of the International Plasma Awareness Week (IPAW), calling for national, regional and international decision makers to consider ways of safely increasing plasma collection. Sufficient plasma collection is much needed to ensure that many patients with primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) continue to access the life-saving immunoglobulin replacement therapies.

Demand for immunoglobulin has been continuing to rise at a rate of 6-8% yearly in the past years, therefore, ensuring sufficient collection and supply of plasma has been an ongoing concern. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a worldwide decline of blood and plasma donations which will lead to further strains on the supply of immunoglobulins.

Read the 7 measures IPOPI is calling for: IPOPI Statement for IPAW