There are only about 1,000 licensed donation centers located in the U.S., Canada, and Europe that specialize in plasmapheresis, the special process of collecting plasma via blood donation. During plasmapheresis, whole blood is removed from the donor’s body, the plasma is removed, and then the rest of the blood components are placed back into the body.
All blood plasma donation companies have to follow the same government regulations, however, each company is free to manage their operations as they see fit. In addition to American centers having to meet the regulatory requirements laid out by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), PPTA member plasma donation centers are also certified by the International Quality Plasma Program (IQPP), which is a rigorous, voluntary program that goes beyond regulatory requirements to help ensure donor safety and further improve the quality of source plasma used during the manufacturing of life-saving plasma therapies and interventions. B Positive Plasma operates our centers under these regulatory standards, making every effort to ensure the safety of our donors and the end recipient of the plasma-derived products.