Join us in celebrating the World Blood Donor Day 2023!
14 June 2023We thank all our members, partners and stakeholders who relentlessly work to strengthen the supply of plasma and access to plasma-derived medicines all over the world. The host country for the World Blood Donor Day 2023 is Algeria. Dr. Aziza Hammadi, President of ATMF: “Every single blood or plasma donation is a precious lifesaving gift;
Dr Yuyun Maryuningsih receives the 2023 IPFA Award
10 May 2023IPFA is delighted to announce that, during this year’s IPFA/PEI 29th International Workshop in Bologna, Italy the annual IPFA Award was presented by Stuart Chesneau, 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 provision of plasma
Safety profile of UK plasma for fractionation
13 March 2023IPFA contributes to demonstrating that plasma from donors in the UK is safe for fractionation to plasma products UK is now ready and willing to resume plasma supply after 25 years. In this new article, the safety profile of plasma for fractionation donated in the United Kingdom with respect to variant Creutzfeld-Jakob disease is described.
IPFA proud partner of the ICSPP
6 October 2022IPFA is happy to announce that we are now a proud partner of the new International Coalition for Safe Plasma Proteins (ICSPP) The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) and partners initiated this coalition to advance access to safe plasma proteins which are not always available in low- and middle- income countries. In support of the World
Announcement of the IPFA Award 2022
21 September 2022Dr Micha Nübling awarded by IPFA IPFA is delighted to announce that, during this year’s IPFA/PEI 28th International Workshop in Porto, Portugal the annual IPFA Award was presented by Stuart Chesneau, IPFA President. With this award, IPFA wants to recognise a person who has made exceptional contributions to the field of plasma collection, plasma fractionation,
IPFA Position on EU SoHO Regulation Proposal
20 September 2022The European Commission’s invitation to IPFA to comment on its proposal for a new Regulation on Substances of Human Origin (SoHOs) reflects many of IPFA recommendations. IPFA is particularly appreciative that plasma for fractionation is now included within the definitions and obligations of SoHOs, resulting in its recognition as part of the human body and
World Blood Donor Day – 14 June 2022
14 June 2022The concept of Inconvenience in the voluntary non-remunerated donation In the altruistic donation, the whole purpose of the blood or plasma donation is giving away from one’s time, energy, element of one’s body, and so on. This is “to sacrifice oneself for another”, the very giving gesture. Therefore, the concept of compensation due to inconvenience used by
News from IPFA
2 June 2022During the first months of the year, IPFA has been very active in the European area. In March we arranged the successful joint Symposium with the European Blood Alliance (EBA) on Plasma Collection and Supply in Amsterdam. We participated in a meeting arranged by the PLUS patient association coalition and in a very interesting plasma
IPFA announces Dr. Albert Farrugia as new consultant
24 May 2022IPFA is pleased to announce that Dr. Albert Farrugia has started as a consultant. Dr. Farrugia, now retired, has worked in the plasma field all his working life both in the public and the private sector. Albert explains his view and interest to work for IPFA and its mission: “I am extremely happy and grateful
The IPFA/EBA Symposium Proceedings are now available
22 March 2022Our two-day symposium was well attended with close to 200 persons from 30 different countries, and gave a great opportunity to meet, learn and network after the long pandemic time. We are so grateful to all who made this event possible and gave their valuable contribution. The main focus of the symposium was on how
IPFA welcomes NHSBT UK as new member & overall member update
21 December 2021In its General Assembly meeting in November, the Executive Board of IPFA has nominated Mr Gerry Gogarty, Plasma Programme Director, as new board member for NHSBT. NHSBT is currently starting up its plasma collection after the UK authorities lifted the ban on plasma to enable its use for fractionation into immunoglobulin products. Plasma from UK
IPFA/EBA Symposium, March 2022 in Amsterdam
6 December 2021Almost two years have passed since the International Plasma and Fractionation Association (IPFA) and the European Blood Alliance (EBA) arranged their first joint event concerning plasma collection. We are now inviting you to our next joint symposium in March 2022 where we will especially focus on how the public sector and its blood establishments can
IPFA position on acceptance criteria for Covid-19 vaccinated donors
2 October 2021Dr Françoise Rossi, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs First published Jan 2021, Rev. July 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
ATMF/IPFA Joint Webinars: 17 & 24 September – 1 & 8 October
7 September 2021IPFA and ATMF (Transfusion Medicine Forum, Arabic-speaking countries) are arranging for the first time, as a joint venture, a series of four webinars starting in September 2021. The webinars will open doors for further encouraging and sharing experience among experts in the field transfusion in the Arab-speaking countries. In the same, it facilitates the international
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
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
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