CSL Plasma donates $125,000 to American Red Cross for natural disaster relief – Hemophilia News Today

CSL Plasma donated $125,000 to the American Red Cross in an effort to help reduce the burden of natural disasters on local communities in the United States, including areas that affect plasma donors and employees involved in manufacturing plasma-derived therapies.

Plasma protein therapies are one of the standard treatments for hemophilia, a genetic disease caused by the absence or defects of blood clotting factors.

Plasma is the liquid portion of blood that remains after the removal of cellular components, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. His donation is particularly important for hemophilia patients, because the plasma contains the clotting factors they lack.

“Our donors and employees help do the incredible at our centers – enabling lifesaving plasma donations to help patients affected by rare and serious diseases,” Michelle Meyer, CEO of CSL Plasma, the plasma collection company of CSL Behringsaid in a Press release. “We hope this donation can support those who are doing the amazing in our communities where our donors and employees call themselves home.”

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CSL Behring uses plasma collected at CSL Plasma Centers to develop and deliver therapies to patients with hemophilia, hereditary angioedemaand other blood and neurological disorders in more than 100 countries.

In 2021, the United States experienced an increase in natural disasters, including hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and floods.

“We know the devastating impact that natural disasters can have, as evidenced in 2021 by disasters such as the devastating tornadoes that hit southern and midwestern regions of the United States,” Meyer said. “CSL Plasma is honored for this donation which helps enable the immediate and lifesaving support and relief that the American Red Cross is providing to local communities.

The donation will be used by the Red Cross to build infrastructure and new technologies, as well as train volunteers to help those affected by natural disasters.

“The Red Cross responds to a disaster every eight minutes,” said Guy Triano, regional CEO of the American Red Cross. “This support helps the Red Cross provide disaster survivors with a safe place to sleep, a hot meal, emotional support and resources to aid in recovery, while helping people and communities prepare for disasters. future.”

“The support of organizations like CSL Plasma allows the Red Cross to provide essential aid to people in need, anytime, anywhere,” he added.