Navigation Links
Grifols Honors Texas Plasma Donors During Plasma Protein Therapies Month
Date:8/11/2009

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Grifols SA (Grifols), a global healthcare company based in Barcelona, Spain, begins a month long celebration of Texas plasma donors in recognition of the state resolution designating August 2009 as "Plasma Protein Therapies Month." Grifols owns and operates 17 plasma donor facilities throughout the state of Texas and more than 80 across the United States. Grifols' national testing laboratory, headquartered in Austin, Texas, performs more than 1 million tests each month to assure the health and safety of Grifols' donors and the medicines produced from their plasma donations.

"We applaud the Texas House of Representatives for designating August as Plasma Protein Therapies Month and thank the thousands of Texas plasma donors who make treatment possible for many patients who depend on plasma medicines," said company spokesman Christopher Healey. "Too often, people with rare diseases go unnoticed and undertreated; this will go a long way to raise public awareness of these medicines and the conditions they treat."

Plasma donated at Grifols facilities is used to produce therapies such as intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) to treat primary immune deficiency, blood clotting factors to treat hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, and albumin, which is used for shock, trauma, and burns. Patients with a primary immune deficiency suffer with a severely compromised immune system that makes them susceptible to debilitating and potentially life-threatening infections and diseases. Individuals with hemophilia and related bleeding disorders are lacking the essential blood proteins necessary for their blood to properly clot. For these conditions and others, regular and life-long treatment with plasma therapies is often the only treatment option.

For more information about donating plasma and its life-saving properties please visit www.donatingplasma.org.

About Grifols

Grifols SA (Grifols) is a global healthcare company founded in 1940 in Barcelona, Spain. Today Grifols products and services are provided in more than 90 countries around the world. Grifols specializes in the production of plasma therapies to treat a variety of rare and often life-threatening diseases and conditions. Grifols operates 80 plasma donor centers throughout the US and has manufacturing and testing facilities located in Barcelona, Spain, Austin, Texas, and Los Angeles, California.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Grifols, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Health Robotics Announces i.v.STATION(TM) Contract With Grifols in Spain, Portugal and South America
2. Grifols Inaugurates the GRIFOLS ACADEMY OF PLASMAPHERESIS in Glendale, Arizona
3. Grifols Celebrates Initial Construction of New IVIG Facility with Los Angeles Officials and Dignitaries
4. Grifols Biomat USA Opens New Plasma Donor Center in Lincoln
5. Thirteen Courage Center Youth Athletes Take Top Honors in National Sports Competition
6. National Foundation for Infectious Diseases honors VCU physician with Maxwell Finland Award for 2010
7. AMERIGROUP Foundation Honors Warehouse of Hope Founder Craig Parson as a Healthy Hero
8. THA Honors 12 Legislators for Contributions to Health Care
9. School of Health Management Honors 162 Graduating Students
10. Award Honors Chicago Cancer Survivor Who Gives Back
11. California Association of Physician Groups Honors Heritage Provider Networks With Elite Status of Care Delivery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... , ... Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is pleased to announce the ... clinic is the group’s 7th location in San Antonio and 23rd in Texas. ... care from the clinic, which opened March 22, 2017. , The team ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Shamanic healer and teacher Anahata Ananda ... Spiritual Awakening, proudly presents her Sacred Peru retreat with world famous shaman ... journey during the Summer Solstice will also be her final international retreat, Anahata ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Northridge ... now offering treatments for sleep apnea and TMJ at their office. TMJ, or ... , specifically the obstructive type, is increasingly being treated at dental offices with ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... who like to educate themselves on current issues and who enjoy gaining knowledge on ... to appreciate and love the "Informed" series, hosted by Rob Lowe. A new ... the world. , Running for charity has become a multi-million dollar enterprise ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Judy ... Reiki™ Master in Frederick, MD. Judy says, “I am passionate about sharing Reiki ... often a very difficult and challenging time.” , A Certified Medical Reiki™ Master ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Dental Implants ... ... for Dental Implants in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics ... , Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 FinancialBuzz.com News ... ... publisher of cannabis market research, the legal cannabis market is ... through 2021, despite conflicting signals from the current presidential administration. ... that the two biggest drivers of growth in this industry ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Deep ... to their offering. ... The Deep Learning: Drug Discovery and Diagnostics Market, 2017-2035 report examines ... deep learning solutions within the healthcare domain. Primarily driven by the ... solution to generate relevant insights from medical data. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: