Blood plasma question?

by Rachel on April 22, 2011

Can herpes or human papilloma virus (hpv) be transmitted through blood plasma, or does the purification of plasma kill these viruses?
Could someone with herpes donate plasma?

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theanswerer April 22, 2011 at 8:10 am

Plasma Donation Eligibility Guidelines
AGE: Minimum 18 years. Maximum 65 years.
WEIGHT: At least 110 pounds
IDENTIFICATION:You must provide one or more forms of identification that includes the following information: a photo, a signature, date of birth, and social security number. Some examples of acceptable identification would be: social security card, driver’s license, valid passport, certified birth certificate, ID card issued by the government agency or other entity (e.g., US military ID card, school, employment, state, etc.), or permanent residence card issued by CIS.
ADDRESS: You must provide proof of a permanent local address within the donor recruitment area of the facility in which you would like to donate. This proof may be in the form of a current and valid drivers license listing your physical address, a signed lease agreement between you and your current landlord, or a utility bill or other items mailed through the United States Postal Service (USPS), so long as the postmark is dated within the last 60 days. *Exception to the donor recruitment area is as follows: College students and military personnel, and donors participating in a specific antibody collection program (e.g., Red Blood Cell donor or recipient).
GOOD HEALTH : You must be in good health and feel well the day you present to donate.
DIET/NUTRITION: Proper food and adequate fluid intake are essential items to a successful donation. For additional information in regards to diet and nutrition, please see the BioLife web page at the following link: http://www.biolifeplasma.com/en/plasma-learning-center/wellness.html or request a copy of a BioLife Nutrition Brochure at your local BioLife Plasma Services Facility.

To assess your health, prior to the first plasma donation and at least annually thereafter, you will undergo a medical history interview, a physical examination, and some blood and urine testing. The physical exam includes, but is not limited to, determination of your weight, blood pressure, pulse and temperature, and a hands-on physical examination by our Medical Staff, as required.

The medical history interview consists of a series of questions about your past and present health history, including questions regarding possible exposure to certain infectious diseases, such as viruses like HIV, and Hepatitis. The medical staff at the BioLife location you visit may ask additional questions in order to determine donor eligibility.

In addition, prior to each plasma donation, you will be asked to perform a self-administered questionnaire using a biometric system. Upon completing the electronic questionnaire, you will undergo an abbreviated physical examination, which includes the determination of your weight, blood pressure, pulse, and temperature, and a test for anemia (hematocrit) and protein level, which requires just a few drops of blood from your finger.

This document provides a list of certain common medical conditions and other donation criteria that may affect your eligibility to donate plasma. We are providing this list to help answer questions/concerns you may have prior to contacting or visiting our plasmapheresis center. This list is not complete and the eligibility rules may have changed since this information was last updated.

Note:The final decision to accept or exclude a donor is determined on the day of the scheduled plasma donation, at the plasmapheresis facility, based on the medical history interview, the physical exam and laboratory tests.Details of each donor’s health and activities are discussed prior to plasma donation in a confidential setting, and the final determination of eligibility is made at that time.If you are interested in donating plasma, we recommend that you visit your local BioLife Plasma Services facility so that our qualified medical staff may determine your eligibility for plasma donation.

DRUGS AND MEDICATIONS:

Alcohol
If you drink alcohol, but are not under the influence at the time of donation, you may be eligible for plasma donation. If you drank alcohol on the day you present to donate (e.g., smell of alcohol on breath or about the person, slurred vocalizations, etc.), you will not be allowed to donate on that day.

Individuals showing physical and mental effects of chronic usage of alcohol are not eligible for plasma donations.

Antibiotics

If you have an infection and are being treated with antibiotics, you may be eligible for plasma donation after antibiotic treatment is completed, the symptoms are resolved, and you are feeling well. If you do not have an infection but are being treated with antibiotics prophylactically (to prevent an infection) you may be eligible to donate plasma depending on the reason for receiving this type of treatment. You may visit or call your local BioLife Plasma Services facility if you need clarification regarding treatment with antibiotics and your eligibility to donate plasma.

Birth Control
You are eligible to donate plasma if taking birth control.

Blood thinner (anticoagulant) medication

You are not eligible for plasma donation while taking anticoagulant medication as it may result in excessive bleeding at the site where the needle is inserted. In addition, the quality of the plasma collected will not be adequate for the preparation of medications used to treat patients with bleeding disorders.

Immunizations/Vaccinations

Donor eligibility varies depending upon the type of immunization/vaccination received, the reason for the immunization/vaccination, and the presence of any symptoms prior to the plasma donation. If you recently received an immunization/vaccination, please visit or call your local BioLife Plasma Services facility for additional evaluation of your eligibility to donate plasma.

Other Medications
In most cases, taking medications does not disqualify you from donating plasma. The acceptance into the plasmapheresis program mostly depends on the type and severity of the medical condition(s) for which you are being treated. Therefore, if you are accepted into our plasmapheresis program, you should continue taking your medication(s) as prescribed by your doctor even on the day of donation. If a change in your medical condition requires a new treatment or a higher dose of your current treatment, you need to inform our center staff so they may adjust your plasma donation schedule, if needed.

In a few instances, you will not be eligible for plasma donation if the medication you are taking may harm the patients receiving medications made from this plasma.

If you are taking a medication and wish to verify if you may donate plasma, please visit or call your local BioLife Plasma Services facility and ask to speak to the Medical Supervisor for answers to your question(s).

MEDICAL CONDITIONS :

Acne

You may be eligible for plasma donation. However, if on the day of donation you have a severe case of acne (extensive inflammation and pus-filled skin lesions) our center medical staff may temporarily defer you from plasma donation until your condition has improved.

If your acne is treated with antibiotics you may donate plasma.

If your acne is treated with Accutane (isoretinoin), you will not be eligible to donate plasma during the time you are taking this medication and for 30 days from last dose. Please visit or call your local BioLife Plasma Services facility and ask to speak to the Medical Supervisor for when you would become eligible to donate upon completion of accutane.

Arthritis

· Osteoarthritis – You may be eligible for plasma donation.

· Rheumatoid – You are not eligible for plasma donation.

Asthma

You may be eligible for plasma donation depending on the severity of the asthma, and the type of treatment required for proper control of symptoms. In addition, you must also be free of symptoms on the day of donation if accepted into the program.

Autoimmune Diseases
You may be eligible to donate plasma depending on your diagnosis. If you have an autoimmune disorder that affects multiple organs or tissues (rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, etc.) you are not eligible to donate plasma. However, if the autoimmune disorder affects only one organ or tissue (e.g. thyroid gland) you may be eligible for plasma donation depending on the severity of your condition and the treatment needed to control your symptoms. You may visit or call your local BioLife Plasma Services facility if you need clarification regarding your diagnosis and eligibility to donate plasma.

Bleeding Disorders
You are not eligible to donate plasma if you suffer from a bleeding disorder as it may result in excessive bleeding at the site where the needle is inserted. In addition, the quality of the plasma collected will not be adequate for the preparation of medications used to treat patients with bleeding disorders.

Blood Pressure, HIGH (Hypertension)

If you have a history of high blood pressure controlled with or without medication, you may be eligible for plasma donation. However, donor eligibility may vary depending on the severity of the disease and/or the type of treatment required to control the blood pressure. In addition, prior to each plasma donation, your blood pressure must be within our established acceptable limits.

Blood Pressure, LOW (Hypotension)

If you have a history of low blood pressure, you may be eligible for plasma donation as long as on the day of donation your blood pressure is within our established acceptable limits.

Cancer
You may be eligible for plasma donation based on the type and severity of the cancer and treatment received. In some types of cancer, you must be in remission for at least five years after treatment has been completed and have h

Anthony April 22, 2011 at 8:57 am

Yeah, what theanswerer said. lol

frank c April 22, 2011 at 9:11 am

ask anthony hes the one who gave it to u!

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