PPA can collect bulk quantities of fresh whole blood from a single unit to thousands of liters. Whether you need healthy or disease state donor material: PPA has access to the patients your research requires. All material is tested by FDA-approved methods for required blood bank viral screening, including testing for non-reactive HBsAg, Anti-HCV, Anti-HIV-1 and 2. Certain biological markers, demographics, and other data are available in bulk and upon request. PPA can separate the whole blood into different components to meet the needs of our customers. For pricing and availability on other blood products such as red cells, leukocytes, serum, or recovered plasma in custom citrates, please Request a Product to make an inquiry
Knowing your blood type is important when donating whole blood for certain blood products because the presence of certain antigens can trigger an immune response if they are foreign to the body. The ABO Blood System has developed as a result and the following rules can be applied when giving blood:
|Blood Type||Description||Can Donate to…|
|Type A||Has the “A” antigen on the red blood cell and “B” antibody in the plasma||Types A and AB|
|Type B||Has the “B” antigen on the red blood cell and “A” antibody in the plasma||Types B and AB|
|Type AB||Has the “A” and “B” antigens on the red blood cells and neither antibody in the plasma. Known as the Universal Recipient||Type AB only|
|Type O||Has neither “A” nor “B” antigens on the red blood cells and both “A” and “B” antibodies in the plasma. Known as the Universal Donor||Types A, B, AB, and O|
It is important to note that there is a third antigen, called the Rh factor, that has consideration when finding a match. If it is present, the patient is Rh positive (or Rh +) and if it is not present, the patient is Rh negative (or Rh -). Usually Rh + blood is given to Rh + patients and Rh – blood is given to Rh – patients. Contact Us for more information.