CBC News: Paid plasma in Canada: 10 things to know about the business of blood

Posted on: August 15th, 2016 by webmaster

While blood looks red, its largest component is a clear, liquid gold known as plasma — what’s left after red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and other components are removed. And it’s worth a lot of money.

Here are 10 things to know about the pay-for-plasma landscape in Canada (…) This is a business story, not a health story (…) There is no shortage of plasma in Canada (…) Paying for plasma won’t lower the price of the processed plasma products for patients.

Read the full article on the CBC News web site.