National Donor Deferral Registry (NDDR) Helps Ensure That Deferred Donors Cannot Donate Their Plasma Again
The National Donor Deferral Registry (NDDR) is a database of permanently deferred source plasma donors in North America. It is one of many voluntary, self-regulating initiatives taken by the source plasma collection industry and is an important component of the industry-driven safety measures that help ensure the safety of the final therapies.
All donors who test "reactive" for the viral agents for HIV, HBV and HCV are added to the NDDR and are permanently prohibited from donating source plasma at participating licensed and industry-certified centers in the U.S. and Canada.
The NDDR first was made available to all blood and source plasma facilities in December 1993. Haemonetics, a valued partner of PPTA, is responsible for the administration and customer support services of the NDDR.
All inquires should be directed to the NDDR Customer Support Desk at 1-877-534-3578.
Ethical Considerations in Compensated Plasma Donation +
PPTA's standards programs are cited in "Risk-based decision making and ethical considerations in donor compensation for plasma-derived medicinal products," in Transfusion. This Commentary concludes that there is no ethical basis for banning compensated plasma donation. Click here for the full article.Read More
Zika Virus and Plasma Protein Therapies +
Updated Sept. 8, 2016
Recent scientific and public press reports have heightened awareness of the emergence of Zika virus (ZIKV) in the Americas1, 2 and the causal relationship between prenatal ZIKV infection and microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects3, 4.Read More
FDA Request to Cease Blood Collection in Florida +
PPTA is aware of the recent request by the FDA that blood establishments in Dade and Broward counties in the State of Florida cease blood collection. This request has been made as a “prudent measure” because State health officials are investigating a number of Zika infections that are not associated with travel to Zika-affected areas and may represent local transmission of the Zika virus.Read More
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