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Plasma protein Therapies Association Focuses Attention on Donors and Facilities
Date:8/19/2009

le="plasma donors">plasma donors across the state for their contributions to the little known treatments that benefit patients with a variety of genetic diseases and those in critical care settings including trauma and major surgery.

The Plasma Protein Therapies Association, a trade association representing plasma protein therapy manufacturers and the source plasma collection industry.

For more information about plasma protein therapies the diseases they treat and donating plasma, please go to www.donatingplasma.org or www.pptaglobal.org.

The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) is the trade association and standard setting organization for the world's major producers of plasma derived and recombinant analog therapies (collectively, "plasma protein therapies"). These therapies are used by more than 1 million people worldwide each year to treat a variety of diseases and serious medical conditions. PPTA members produce over 80 percent of the plasma therapies for the United States market and more than 60 percent worldwide. Some of the critical therapies produced by PPTA members include: blood clotting factors for people with hemophilia, immune globulin intravenous used to prevent infections in people with immune deficiencies and other serious conditions, and alpha 1 proteinase inhibitor used to treat people with alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, also known as genetic emphysema.

Contacts:
Kym H. Kilbourne
(443) 458 4682
(443) 995-2102 (cellular)

Kara Flynn
(443) 458-4669
(443) 370-1177

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