Plasma is derived either from random donor plasma or apheresis donors. Plasma can be used for blood transfusion as frozen plasma which is frozen within 24 hours of collection or as Apheresis Fresh Frozen Plasma that is frozen within 8 hours of collection. A portion of plasma collections are directed to plasma fractionation plants to be processed and separated into specific products such as IVIG.
Link to statement from Canadian Blood Services regarding payment for plasma donation:
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