World Blood Donor Day
14 June 2021Today is the World Blood Donor Day. IPFA wants to recognize this special day and thank all who donate blood and plasma, and the institutions who carry out the tasks to make this happen. WHO, as the coordinator of the annual World Blood Donor Day, this year uses the slogan “Give blood and keep the
IPFA-PPTA joint Statement CHMP Position Paper on Quality and Safety Assessment for PMF Certification
10 March 2021The International Plasma and Fractionation Association and the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association are pleased with the recent publication by the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP). Read the full statement here.
UK Government lifts its ban on the use of UK donor plasma for PDMP manufacture
25 February 2021In 1998, the UK Government imposed a ban on the use of UK plasma for PDMP manufacture as a precautionary measure against the risk of vCJD transmission by plasma products. Following a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence by the UK Regulatory Authority (MHRA) accumulated for more than 20 years, the UK Government today (25th
IPFA/PEI Virtual Workshop – 4-6 May
11 February 2021The International Plasma and Fractionation Association (IPFA) and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) are happy to announce that The International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens is back again this year, and the 27th workshop will be held as a virtual event 4-6 May 2021 The annual IPFA/PEI workshop is recognised as the leading event
IPFA position on acceptance criteria for Covid-19 vaccinated donors
2 February 2021Dr Françoise Rossi, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs January 9th 2021 IPFA position on acceptance criteria for Covid-19 vaccinated donors In anticipation of the regulatory approval for use of a number of Covid-19 vaccines and the commencement of national mass vaccination programmes the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published its
Invitation to Incisive Health Morning Club – 4 February
28 January 2021Invitation to Incisive Health Morning Club Laying the ground for a better plasma collection in Europe: the need for an appropriate EU policy framework with Maarten Van Baelen, Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association, Leni von Bonsdorff, International Plasma and Fractionation Association, Dr. Franz Weinauer, Bavarian Red Cross (formerly) and Frank Willersinn, Alpha-1 Thursday, 4 February 2021,
IPFA appoints new President and members of the Executive Board
8 December 2020During the annual meeting of the General Assembly, the Executive Board of the International Plasma and Fractionation Association (IPFA) has for the period of 2020-2022 appointed as: President Mr. Stuart Chesneau, Executive Director, Business Growth & Innovation, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Vice-President Americas Mr. Jean-Paul Bedard, VP-Plasma Operations/v.p. produits plasmatiques, Canadian Blood Services Vice-President Europa Dr.
Publication of Statement PPTA and IPFA on COVID-19 Vaccination
3 December 2020Please read the full statement here
New IPFA Executive Director Dr. Leni von Bonsdorff
24 November 2020During the annual meeting of the General Assembly, the International Plasma and Fractionation Association (IPFA) appointed Dr. Leni von Bonsdorff as its new Executive Director, succeeding outgoing Executive Director Dr. Paul Strengers. For the last 10 years, Dr. Leni von Bonsdoff worked as the Managing Director of Sanquin Oy, a sales organisation set up in
World Blood Donor Day 2020 | IPFA Statement
13 June 2020World Blood Donor Day 2020 “Safe blood saves lives” This weekend, on June 14th, the birthday of Dr Karl Landsteiner who discovered in 1901 the blood groups, we celebrate World Blood Donor Day. This special day gives us the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate both blood and plasma donors who donate for the benefit of
COVID-19 Websites of interest – update 15 June 2020
25 March 2020Update 15 June 2020 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and plasma and plasma derived medicinal products Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus, is spreading all over the world. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and
POSTPONEMENT – IPFA 5th Asia Workshop on Plasma Quality and Supply
26 February 2020On behalf of the International Plasma and Fractionation Association (IPFA) and the National Blood Centre, Thai Red Cross Society, we regret to inform you that due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we had to take the decision to postpone the IPFA 5th Asia Workshop on Plasma Quality and Supply. Read more…
Presentations – IPFA/EBA Workshop on Plasma Collection
27 January 2020As announced at the meeting the proceedings are publicly available on the IPFA website.
IPFA 2020 Events – Registration is open!
16 October 2019Registration for the IPFA 2020 Events in Amsterdam, Chonburi and Porto is now open!
IPFA Donor Information Standard
31 July 2019The 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
Dates IPFA 5th Asia Workshop on Plasma Quality and Supply
10 July 2019Please mark your calendar: 25 – 26 March 2020 – Thailand In collaboration with The Thai Red Cross Society Registration will open mid-September For more information please do not hesitate to contact Mariska Mooijekind or Linda Heil at email@example.com
Announcement IPFA/PEI 2020 Workshop, Porto, Portugal
25 May 2019Please mark you calendar: 27th IPFA/PEI International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens 13-14 May 2020 Porto, Portugal For more information please visit the event webpage.
IPFA Award 2019 – Prof. Thierry Burnouf awarded by IPFA
25 May 2019IPFA is pleased to announce that, during this year’s IPFA/PEI 26th International Workshop in Krakow, Poland, the second annual IPFA Award was presented by Mr Rob Van Tuyle, IPFA President. With this award, IPFA wants to recognise a person who has made exceptional contributions to the field of plasma collection, plasma fractionation, the manufacturing and
Final Call IPFA/PEI Workshop, Krakow Poland, 22 – 23 May 2019
6 May 2019This is our final call for the forthcoming IPFA/PEI Workshop in Krakow on 22 – 23 May 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center. On-line registration is no longer possible. You are still very welcome to register on-site at the DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center in Krakow on
Who should attend the IPFA/PEI 26th International Workshop on “Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens”
27 March 2019Who should attend? The Workshop is a highly regarded international event, attracting delegates from more than 30 countries. The Workshop will, as always, be valuable to all professionals with an interest in maintaining the safety of the blood supply for patients including: blood establishments, doctors and health care providers, industry, regulatory authorities, patient organisations, academia
Proceedings IPFA 4th Asia Workshop on Plasma Quality and Supply 2019
27 March 2019Please view the IPFA 4th Asia 2019 Proceedings, update as per 18 March 2019.
Announcement IPFA 4th Asia Workshop on Plasma Quality and Supply
16 October 2018The International Plasma and Fractionation Association (IPFA) and the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion Vietnam (NIHBT) are pleased to announce the IPFA 4th Asia Workshop on Plasma Quality and Supply. This workshop will build on the success of the meetings held in Taiwan in 2016, Indonesia in 2017 and Malaysia in 2018, which highlighted
Announcement IPFA/PEI 26th International Workshop on Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens
20 September 2018The International Plasma and Fractionation Association (IPFA) and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) are pleased to announce the 26th annual International Workshop on “Surveillance and Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens”. The Workshop will be held in Krakow, Poland on 22 – 23 May 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center. For detailed information please
IPFA Award 2018 – Dr Michael Busch awarded by IPFA
24 May 2018IPFA is pleased to announce that, during this year’s IPFA/PEI 25th International Workshop in Athens, Greece, the first annual IPFA Award was presented by Mr Rob Van Tuyle, IPFA President. With this award, IPFA wants to recognise a person who has made exceptional contributions to the field of plasma collection, plasma fractionation, the manufacturing and