Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn can occur when the immune system of a pregnant mother, who has an Rh-negative blood type attacks her baby’s Rh-positive red blood cells. The resulting loss or serious illness of the baby is, understandably, devastating to the mother and her family.
People with Rh-negative blood type can help!
People who have Rh-negative blood type can produce the antibodies which are needed to create the medication that prevents Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn. This medication, given to the mother during pregnancy and after birth, prevents the mother’s immune system from rejecting her baby’s Rh-positive blood. In the US, human plasma donors are the only source for this life-saving medicine.
There is a critical shortage of qualified and committed donors in the U. S. , and human plasma donors are an essential source for making this lifesaving medicine.
Kamada Plasma is one of only a few plasma centers in the U.S. that collects human plasma from donors with Rh-negative blood types for the Rho(D) Immunoglobulin medication. With the help of our committed plasma donors, mothers and their babies have been protected against potential Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn.
If you have Rh-negative blood type, you can contact us to find out if you are eligible for donating your plasma. Each qualified donor is compensated for their time and effort.
Rabies is a fatal but preventable viral disease that can spread to people and pets if they are bitten or scratched by a rabid animal. In the United States, rabies is mostly found in wild animals such as bats, raccoons, skunks, and foxes.
The rabies virus infects the central nervous system. If a person does not receive the appropriate medical care and medication after a potential rabies exposure, the virus can cause inflammation in the brain, ultimately resulting in death.
Human rabies immune globulin (HRIG) is administered after a potential exposure to a rabid animal, along with a rabies vaccine. HRIG provides immediate antibodies against rabies until the body can respond to the vaccine by producing antibodies of its own.
As a donor in the Anti-rabies program, men and women can actively participate in the production of this life saving medicine. Qualified plasma donors are compensated for their appreciated time and effort.
We also collect for a variety of other rare red cell antibodies such as C, c, S, Jkb, Lub, E, P1. and others. We also collect plasma for HBsAg as well as Congenital Factor Deficiency. Please contact us if you think you have a rare antibody.