Plasma is mostly referred to as the forgotten component of the blood because it apparently has no functions of itself but nobody can imagine what a body without it would actually be like. ‘Human Biologicals’ has been a field of immense interest for biologists.  Over the years they have concluded just how essential blood plasma really is.

What is Blood Plasma?

In layman terms, plasma is the transporter of every component that is formed or released into your blood and makes up more than half of the constituency of human blood. All the blood cells, platelets and enzymes are transported to their designated locations and the systems inside the body through plasma and it basically acts as the force behind all transmission in the circulatory system.

How Does It Work?

Blood plasma is a straw shade of yellow color if all constituents are separated from a portion of it and has the most basic yet the most significant working inside your body.

The nutrients such as proteins, hormones and all other micro-organisms that join the flow of blood inside your body are transmitted to their respective designated areas thanks to plasma. It may not have as much biological significance as what it carries, but without it the circulation of those important bits would not have been possible.

Relation to Health

Before you feel that you are capable of donating human plasma proteins to those in need you need to be aware of how healthy you are. Blood drives are concerned with collecting as much fresh plasma as possible because problems and diseases related to human biologicals are often solved by the transfusion of plasma.

There is a certain standard of salts, antibodies and immunities you need in your blood plasma for it not to impact your health adversely. An example can be of Sodium, which has a normal concentration range of 135-145 mEq/L, and anything above or below can be dangerous. Immune disorders and other such chronic diseases can also be dealt with because components such as the human plasma proteins are dependent on blood types, and they can be clinically concentrated or diluted depending on the need of the patient at hand. All in all, it is important that the breakdown of our blood plasma meets the standards identified by health organizations in the world.

Donation of Blood Plasma

If you are an individual who feels privileged to belong to the class of society that can afford donating blood plasma because your health and hygiene standards have been quite incredible, then you are indeed a blessing for society. If you clear the screening process that checks the feasibility of your blood being donated, and you know it will not cost your body a lot, do so by all means.

AB blood type is in most demand because there are only 4% of people who have that blood type, and the plasma is universal (usable for anyone). Please visit your nearest non-commercial or governmental entities which deal with plasma donations and present yourself for a great cause.

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