Octapharma Plasma, Inc. owns and operates plasma collection centers throughout the United States critical to the development of life-saving patient therapies utilized by thousands of patients all over the world. Octapharma Plasma is a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest plasma products manufacturers, Octapharma AG, a Lachen, Switzerland-based company that has been committed to patient care and medical innovation for over 25 years. Octapharma employs over 2,500 people and has biopharmaceutical experience in 70 countries worldwide. Octapharma is the only plasma products manufacturer with two state-of-the-art production sites licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, allowing the company to ensure unparalleled production flexibility and sustainable supply. Octapharma Plasma, Inc. operates FDA and European Union approved plasma collection centers located throughout the U.S. These centers adhere to strict safety regulations for the protection of the donors and the products collected.
Octapharma Plasma, Inc.'s most important asset is our plasma donors, many of whom have donated at our plasma donor centers for many years. Octapharma takes great pride in the safety record and customer service afforded to all donors.
The blood is made up of three main components:
Plasma is the liquid portion of the blood that serves as a carrier for the red and white cells. It is made up mostly of water and dissolved proteins including antibodies and clotting factors.
Many different types of products are generated from the collection of human plasma at Octapharma. These life-saving products help with intensive care, emergency medicine, and many chronic disease situations. These products are used for both treatment and disease prevention. In the U.S., Octapharma’s IGIV product, octagam® (immune globulin intravenous [human] 5%), is used to treat disorders of the immune system, and Octapharma’s Albumin (Human) is indicated for the restoration and maintenance of circulating blood volume. The following are types of products manufactured from plasma collected by Octapharma Plasma, Inc.
Immune Globulin Intravenous — Also known as “Gamma Globulins”
Used to treat individuals who are born with or who have acquired immune deficiencies; individuals with certain inflammations, autoimmune diseases or certain acute infections.
Various factors to treat individuals who have hereditary or acquired bleeding disorders.
Treats individuals who have low plasma protein levels during and after surgery or individuals who have experienced major burns.
Anti-D — Also known as Rh Immune Globulin
Treats Rh negative women during and after pregnancy to prevent hemolytic disease of the newborn and miscarriages.
Rabies Immune Globulin
Used with the rabies vaccine to treat individuals exposed to the rabies virus to prevent rabies.
Hepatitis B Immune Globulin
Treats individuals undergoing liver transplants infected with the hepatitis B virus and immune deficient individuals who are exposed to hepatitis B to decrease the incidence of hepatitis.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Immune Globulin
Treats persons undergoing kidney transplants to decrease the incidence of a CMV infection.
Anthrax Immune Globulin
Treats individuals exposed to inhalation anthrax.
“I like donating plasma for Octapharma. I have been donating for almost one year. The staff is nice and helpful. I feel that my donation is helping improve the lives of others.”
Sandy J., Las Vegas
“I started donating blood plasma fifteen years ago. My aunt lost several babies due to her blood’s Rh factor. And I decided it was my duty to help other women with this problem through their pregnancy. I get paid for my donations, but I think it’s my duty to do what I can to help other women not lose their unborn babies.”
Lisa W., Salt Lake City