Navigation Links
Grifols Biomat USA Opens New Plasma Donor Center in Lincoln
Date:7/31/2008

New Center Provides Lincoln Citizens the Opportunity to Give the Gift of

Life

LINCOLN, Neb., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Grifols Biomat USA celebrates the grand opening of a new plasma donor center in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Lincoln center located on 2002 N Street is one of 60 Biomat USA center to be opened in the United States and the first in Nebraska. The plasma donated at the Lincoln center is then used by Biomat USA's parent company Grifols to produce life-saving medicines.

Plasma is part of the blood that contains proteins and antibodies that are needed to fight infection and help stop bleeding, among other things. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that over one hundred thousand people receive medicines made from human plasma each year. Plasma collected at Biomat USA plasma centers is used to produce these therapies such as: intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) to treat primary immunodeficiency; blood clotting factors to treat hemophilia and other bleeding disorders; and albumin, used for shock, trauma, and burns. For these conditions and others, regular and life-long treatment with a plasma therapy is the only treatment option.

Marcia Boyle, Immune Deficiency Foundation President, Founder and mother of a son with a primary immunodeficiency remarked "Since the production of IVIG, and other plasma therapies, begins with the donation of human plasma, Lincoln's donors play a vital role in maintaining an adequate supply of plasma needed to produce these life-saving plasma treatments. Because of these donors, countless people, such as my son, who depend on IVIG, and other plasma therapies, can live healthy and productive lives."

Not only does each Biomat USA Center serve a global mission of being an integral part in the production of life-saving medicines but each donor center also serves locally by providing vital economic and community service contributions. The Lincoln Center currently employs 32 local citizens and plans to hire an additional thirteen as the center grows. In addition, the Center will contribute close to $1.6 million annually to the Lincoln economy and most importantly has the capacity to process 1500 donors a week.

"The demand for plasma therapies has been increasing over the last few years and maintaining a readily available supply of plasma is essential to assuring continuous production of these much needed life-saving medicines," said Shinji Wada, President of Biomat USA. "Our strategy for opening new centers is focused on securing a stable supply of plasma in order to meet the needs of the expanding market," Wada said.

About Grifols Biomat USA:

Grifols Biomat USA is part of a large a network of plasma collection centers owned and operated by Grifols, a global healthcare company headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. Today, Grifols' plasma therapies are used to treat patients in more than 90 countries around the world. More information about Grifols Biomat USA and Grifols can be found at http://www.grifols.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Grifols Biomat USA
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Rutgers biomaterial debuts in clinical trials of new stent
2. Clear Catheter Systems Completes $600-Million Financing, Opens Cleveland Office
3. Eighth Dr. Siegal's COOKIE DIET Retail Location Opens August 1st at Tysons Corner Center Near Washington, DC
4. Abt Associates Opens Atlanta Office
5. CRH Medical Corporation opens center in New Orleans, Louisiana
6. Ricochet Public Relations Opens Washington, D.C. Office
7. Sport Chalet Opens Store in West Los Angeles
8. Londons Royal Brompton Hospital Opens New Electrophysiology Lab With State of the Art Magnetic Technology to Treat Arrhythmias
9. CRH Medical Corporation opens Center in San Diego California
10. Abbott Opens New State-of-the-Art R&D Facility to Help Bring Medicines to Patients Faster
11. Go Vertical Chicago 2008 Sears Tower Stair Climb Registration Opens June 10
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... Cheerag D. Upadhyaya , ... Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute (SLMBNI), part of Saint Luke’s Health System . ... , Cheerag D. Upadhyaya, MD. M.Sc., FAANS joins Stanley P. Fisher, M.D., ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... Horizon Goodwill Industries, ... unique opportunity that helps high school girls succeed in STEM programs as well ... Horizon Goodwill will host over 20 high school girls at their corporate headquarters ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... , ... Every year, thousands of dedicated Higher Education and K12 professionals flock ... coupled with a dynamic theme like Camp Canvas; this year, they’ve managed to take ... , To extend their partnership with Canvas beyond the LMS integration, Modo Labs secured ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... A CDC study shows that, although people are taking more ... 18 to 29), had at least one case of sunburn within the past year. It’s ... people to ignore the issue. However, only recently have people become conscientious of the risks ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... , ... Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour ... Tears® EyeMist® recently talked on the air about an alarming Post magazine article of ... Zidor Aldama described the situation in which Chinese children are under pressure to perform ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/21/2017)... RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. , July ... UTHR ) announced today that it will report ... opens on Thursday, July 27, 2017. ... on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern ... international callers dialing 1-970-315-0533.  A rebroadcast of the teleconference ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... -- Did you know that PhRMA member companies invested $65.5 billion ... on brand medicines, generics and the supply chain account for 14 ... half of this (7 percent)? Or that the United ... capital investments in high-growth biopharmaceutical startups? ... The biopharmaceutical industry ...
(Date:7/19/2017)...  Mako Medical Laboratories partnered with Secretary Strickland, the ... Fund (MFA) to bring 140 soldiers back home to ... families one last time before being deployed. Mako Medical ... logistics needed for these soldiers. "Mako Medical Laboratories is ... We just wish we could bring them all home," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: