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Thank you for attending the 20201 Global Plasma Summit, held November 16-18, 2021! The Global Plasma Summit is a worldwide virtual event featuring industry leaders, patient advocates, and public officials, all of whom gathered to provide the latest updates and information about the plasma protein therapeutics industry and its unique role in the broader pharmaceutical sector.

Panel discussions and presentations focused on the ongoing need for plasma donation – particularly considering the declines that have occurred because of the ongoing pandemic – and how PPTA and its membership are utilizing their collective voices to advocate for increased donations to meet growing clinical need. Case studies explored how several countries are respectively working to increase plasma availability, and a moderated discussion focused on activities underway to ensure the revised EU Blood Directive meets the needs of plasma donors and patients who rely on plasma-derived therapies.

Global Plasma Summit 2021

Welcome to the 2021 GPS / Q&A with PPTA President & CEO

Defy the Odds: An update on PPTA’s Campaign to Increase Plasma Donations

Communication Campaigns to Raise Awareness of the Need for Plasma Donations 

Developing the WHO Guidance on Access to Plasma and PDMPs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries 

GPS 2021: Day Two Welcome & Keynote Address from Dr. Andrzej Ryś, Director of Health Systems, Medical Products, and Innovation at DG SANTE in the EC

Increasing Plasma Availability: The Case Studies of Canada, England, and Poland

Donor Adverse Events Study:
Protocol and Findings

Strengthening the EU Blood Directive: Meeting the Needs of Plasma Donors and Patients Using Plasma-Derived Medicines

GPS 2021 Day Three: Welcome & Keynote Address from Harvey J. Alter, MD, Nobel Prize Laureate and Distinguished Scholar - NIH

Latin America: Plasma Protein Therapies to Meet Patients' Needs

Pathogen Safety: Not Losing the Focus 

Challenges to Access to Immunoglobulin Therapies in the Pandemic Environment

Presentation of the 2021 Joachim Hilfenhaus Award 

Presentation of the 2021 Dr. Otto Schwarz Award

Global Plasma Summit 2020

Welcome to the Global Plasma Summit

Combating COVID-19 Industry Spotlight: CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance

Plasma: An Overview

Combating COVID-19 Industry Spotlight: Emergent


Combating COVID-19 Industry Spotlight: Grifols

Experts on Coronavirus: The Virus, The Disease, Prevention and Treatment

Patient Perspectives on COVID-19
and Access to Care

Combating COVID-19 Industry Spotlight: Kedrion

Keynote Address – Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

Keynote Address – Admiral Brett Giroir, MD, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health

Presentation of the 2020 Joachim Hilfenhaus Award

Presentation of the 2020 Robert W. Reilly Award

Please contact Michelle Mason with any questions


Thank you 2021 GPS Sponsors & Exhibitors!

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For more information about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, contact:
Michelle Mason.

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"How Is Your Day?" is an initiative to raise awareness of the unique nature of plasma protein therapies and the value they provide to patients. It aims to inform and educate decision makers and the general public worldwide.

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