IPFA Donor Information Standard

31 July 2019

The IPFA Donor Information Standard defines the ethical and guiding principles to maintain and enhance the quality of donor information of its member organisations involved in the collection of human blood and plasma for fractionation. It focuses on educating and informing donors on the destination of their voluntary recovered plasma and source plasmapheresis donations and their use for further processing via fractionation into PDMPs.

The purpose of this standard is to establish minimum requirements for education and information provided to donors to:

  • Improve donor knowledge and insight into the full extent of the use of their donation
  • Promote transparency to ensure sufficient information is provided to the donor to make an informed decision made with full knowledge.

Each IPFA blood or plasma center Member may provide the information in any format of their choice, in developing or adapting their electronic, paper or video-based donor information and education system (or materials) based on these standards to provide relevant and appropriate information to donors, as long as it contains the main messages and criteria and fulfills the objectives.