The emerging importance of source plasma collection & Canadian Blood Services’ path to collect more for Canadian patients Webinar
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Description: Around the globe, the use of and demand for plasma protein products, Immune Globulin (Ig) in particular, continues to rise. In Canada, usage of Ig has increased by 111 per cent in the last ten years. Currently our Canadian source plasma sufficiency (the amount of plasma supply available for the production of Ig, collected in Canada) sits at about 13 per cent. Canada needs to collect more plasma for Ig. This presentation will highlight our country’s dependence on foreign source plasma and Canadian Blood Services path to increasing our collections for Canadian patients.

Start date: Upon registration

Completion: Up to 52 weeks

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At the end of this session, you will understand how:

  • Understand how source plasma is collected and manufactured into lifesaving products
  • Learn why Canada needs to increase its source plasma collection, and the impact of COVID-19 on global supply
  • Learn how Canadian Blood Services’ is addressing the issue of Canadian source plasma sufficiency


Speaker: Jillian Adler, Associate Director, Plasma Operations, Canadian Blood Services

Jillian is the Associate Director of Plasma Operations at CBS where she is focused on optimizing plasma collections and opening test-and-learn donation centres in three provinces. Over the last 13 years she has held several senior positions in the organ donation and stem cell programs. In this capacity Jillian served as the critical link between Canadian Blood Services and provincial donation and transplant programs. Jillian is a former broadcaster with the CBC and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in International Development and Political Science from the University of Kings’ College, as well as a Post-Baccalaureate Bachelor of Journalism, also from the University of King’s College.


Recorded: October 7, 2020


PEP hours: 0.5

CPS credits: 0

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of the quiz.

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