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IPFA Members, sharing expertise in blood and plasma collection and plasma fractionation

IPFA members are located in all different regions of the world. While each member organisation has its own history and culture, they all share a commitment to high standards of quality and safety. Their involvement in the supply of Plasma Derived Medicinal Products (PMDP’s) is the common characteristic, either as a (national) blood service that is responsible for the collection of plasma or as a fractionator and/or as a distributor of the final products.

 

Voluntary Non Remunerated Blood Donation

IPFA and its member organisations strive to ensure greater global and national access to these lifesaving Plasma Derived Medicinal Products for patients and healthcare providers based on a preference for and commitment to the “gift model” of blood and plasma donation without remuneration (Voluntary Non Remunerated Blood Donation, VNRBD).

 

Not for Profit

IPFA supports the not-for-profit business model where no financial gain flows from the donation to external or individual shareholders.

 

Commitment and Experience

IPFA members provide a rich source of expertise and know-how, both in blood and plasma collection and plasma manufacturing. IPFA members are not-for-profit organisations. Their aim is to secure the availability and supply of quality and safe Plasma Derived Medicinal Products. With the commitment to serve patients in their communities, IPFA members support the principles and policies of voluntary non-remunerated donations (VNRBD).

 

Collaboration to improve patient access to plasma products

This international community of members has a strong tradition of mutual support and collaboration and also of providing support and assistance to organisations worldwide who seek to improve patient access to plasma products.

 

Members’ Benefits

IPFA membership provides a network for mutual support and collaboration between its members. Benefits of IPFA membership include:

  • International representation and promotion
  • Support and promotion of the VNRBD and not-for-profit principles with relevant political and regulatory bodies worldwide
  • Access to relevant information on political and regulatory developments, stakeholders’ meeting reports and proceedings

 

Advocacy and Scientific Dialogue

  • Strong professional relationships with manufacturers, researchers, scientists and patients’ organisations in the field of plasma collection and fractionation
  • Representation of members’ interests at international consultations and other meetings by IPFA staff members and experts of IPFA member organisations
  • Participation in meetings of EMA Working Groups, European Commission, Council of Europe / EDQM, World Health Organisation, FDA and FDA advisory committee meetings, patients’ organisations (eg WFH, PLUS, EHC, Eurordis and IPOPI)
  • Opportunity to contribute to publications on scientific and policy issues
  • Collaboration between IPFA members

 

Collaborative Activities

  • Opportunities for collaborative projects, studies, research among the IPFA members
  • Access to a wide multidisciplinary network of experts throughout IPFA members
  • Access to multi-lateral collaborative activities between the member organisations at workshops and ad-hoc meetings (co-)organised by IPFA.
  • Opportunity to influence regulatory developments by providing comment on draft regulatory documents for inclusion in IPFA’s consolidated comments to regulatory authorities.
  • Consolidated participation on collaborative studies (NIBSC, WHO, EDQM)
  • Membership of the IPFA Executive Board providing opportunity to influence IPFA priorities and activities.
  • Reduced Workshop fees for IPFA Members and their staff

 

Join IPFA | Applications for IPFA membership

Applications for membership are welcomed from any legal entity which on a not-for-profit basis operates a fractionation facility or collects plasma and contributes to national supply by arranging fractionation by a third party, and which is dedicated to high standards of quality and safety. The admission of new members to IPFA is subject to approval by its Executive Board and in accordance with its Statutes.

Membership enquiries may be addressed to IPFA, attn. Dr Paul Strengers, IPFA executive director, info@ipfa.nl