Plasma

Health 21-10-2021

New EU’s pharma rules: a game-changer for strategic autonomy on plasma?

Ensuring sufficient plasma collection in Europe remains a thorny issue but the forthcoming revision of the EU framework for pharmaceuticals offers the potential to turn the tide.
Health 14-06-2021

MEP: Clear EU definition of plasma would pave way for better awareness

Communication about the importance of plasma donations can be improved by focusing on a clear definition in the EU legislation, ensuring that more awareness is raised about the role it plays in producing life-saving medical products, a centre-right EU lawmaker told EURACTIV.
Health 07-05-2021

Commission: EU’s new blood directive to address dependency on US plasma

The ongoing revision of the European legislation on blood, tissues, and cells offers an opportunity to tackle the highly problematic dependency on plasma collected in the US for manufacturing plasma-derived medicinal products (PDMPs), according to an EU health official.
Health 01-04-2021

COVID-19 plasma therapy comes handy either way, EU Commission says

Even though the efficiency of plasma therapies against COVID-19 are not yet demonstrated, increasing Europe's blood collection capacity will contribute to address chronic shortages, the European Commission has said.
Health 17-03-2021

COVID-19 pandemic casts new light on plasma therapies

The use of COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP) as a therapeutic option, despite its ups and downs, has shown the European Union's renewed interest in plasma-derived medicinal products (PDMPs).

Supporter

This stakeholder supports EURACTIV's coverage of Plasma. This support enables EURACTIV to devote additional editorial resources to cover the topic more widely and deeply. EURACTIV's editorial content is independent from the views of its supporters.

PPTA

The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) is the global industry trade association with a strong European presence representing the private sector manufacturers of plasma-derived medicinal products (PDMPs), and privately-owned plasma donation centres, which includes more than 150 centres in Europe. PPTA is steadfast in its mission to promote the availability of, and access to, safe and effective plasma protein therapies for patients around the world.






Plasma Donation Campaign

The Power of Plasma Donation Animation