Héma-Québec established PLASMAVIE to strengthen its own supply of plasma and reduce its reliance on imported products. The centre is dedicated exclusively to the collection of plasma via apheresis donation, a technique that takes only the desired components from a donor’s blood. Plasma can be donated every six days, and the procedure collects a greater volume of plasma than whole blood donation.
“One of the reasons Trois-Rivières was selected for this project was the significant support shown by the community and city officials. People here are faithful donors and strong believers in the importance of blood donation,” said Dr. Jean De Serres, President and CEO of Héma-Québec. “Those who go to PLASMAVIE will not only enjoy a pleasant donation experience, they will also be doing their part to build up Québec’s supply of plasma, which is used in the production of medications.”
Give plasma. Give life.
For more information on the PLASMAVIE Plasma Donor Lounge, go to the Plasmavie web site.