What is plasma?
Plasma is vital and irreplaceable
Blood is not only red. The liquid part of blood, called “plasma”, is pale yellow. The red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets are bathed in this precious liquid, which is composed of 90% water.
Plasma is rich in proteins, such as immunoglobulins, clotting factors, albumin and fibrinogen. These proteins form the basis for several specialty drugs that are vital for the survival and well-being of thousands of people.
We asked a scientist, a donor, and a recipient to tell us about plasma donation and its impact on the lives of thousands of people in Quebec.
Find out how donations are used and get the straight facts on donation eligibility criteria. After that, you’ll be all set to plan your first visit to a Héma-Québec centre near you.