During the October, 21 2016, Source Board of Directors meeting, the Board agreed to remove the voluntary deferral for 60 days of donors returning from Ebola virus disease affected areas in the previous 60 days. The deferral was originally implemented on or about October 13, 2014.
The events and circumstances which originally led to the voluntary deferral have changed. Many areas originally of concern are now not impacted by Ebola. eCDC’s “Areas with Ebola community transmission” webpage now lists Liberia, Montserrado county, only (last updated January 4, 2016). The industry will remain vigilant relating to Ebola and other potentially problematic infectious diseases that could impact donor wellness.
PPTA is Proud to Support Rare Disease Day 2017 +
The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) is proud to support Rare Disease Day, an annual international event that seeks to raise awareness about rare diseases and the patients and families that are affected by a rare disease.Read More
PPTA Statement on the Documentary “Das Geschäft mit dem Blut” +
PPTA has viewed the documentary "Das Geschäft mit dem Blut" / "Le business du sang" (http://future.arte.tv/fr/le-business-du-sang) that will air on Feb. 21, 2017 in Germany, France, and Belgium on ARTE TV. PPTA strongly objects to the content of the documentary because it is not factual and contains numerous inaccuracies and misinformation.Read More
PPTA Remembers Corey Dubin +
The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) notes with sadness the passing of Corey Dubin, President Emeritus of the Committee of Ten Thousand and longtime advocate in the hemophilia community.Read More