IPFA, the association for the not-for-profit plasma organisations
The International Plasma and Fractionation Association (IPFA) is an association representing organisations engaged in the collection of plasma and fractionation of it into plasma-derived medicinal products. IPFA´s members are from the not-for-profit sector and come from all over the world. They represent both blood establishments collecting plasma and manufactures (fractionators) who produce the plasma-derived products.
IPFA´s aim is to enable robust, safe supply and patient access to life-saving plasma-derived medicines, while strengthening the contribution and ability of the public sector to collect plasma within their communities for this purpose. We encourage and help the not-for-profit blood establishment to increase their collection of plasma for fractionation and their aims to conduct this task alongside the collection of other blood components, with a strong an emphasis on donations without financial gain, donor health protection and long-term commitment.
Plasma is a strategic resource for plasma-derived medicines, needed all over the world. By focusing on local and regional collection of plasma and its use to produce medicines for the same community, the combined efforts become an integral part of a public health system and bring health value to patients. This way countries and regions can reach a better level of strategic independence for both plasma and plasma-derived medicines, which is both sustainable and plays a key role in contingency planning.Read more...
In the field of blood components and Plasma Derived Medicinal Products (PDMPs), scientific developments, insights and policies are constantly changing. IPFA has a strong tradition of promoting international scientific and policy debate on these keys issues and will continue to do so with the aim of promoting science-based decision making. IPFA meetings provide excellent networking opportunities.