Who Are Plasma Partners?
The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) enjoys a strong relationship with those involved in the different stages of the process, appreciating their commitment to the collection of high-quality plasma, and dedication to the highest levels of safety and quality assurances. Here are a few of our Plasma Center Partners:
IDF works closely with these partners and IDF volunteers to arrange plasma collection center visits for people with PI and their family members. These visits provide opportunities for volunteers to share their personal stories with donors and staff, and volunteers learn firsthand the regulations that are in place to produce the safest, highest-quality plasma for their lifesaving therapies. The donors and employees gain a better understanding of the lifesaving role they play in the lives of the PI community through the plasma collection process.
Interested in getting your center involved?
Every year, many plasma collection centers throughout the U.S. hold fundraising and awareness campaigns in support of IDF. Using the THINK ZEBRA! campaign, staff and plasma donors are encouraged to donate in support of IDF programs. They write their names on small paper cutouts of a zebra. The cutouts are hung in the centers during the program and information about PI is distributed.
IDF encourages each center to personalize the program and have fun. The enthusiastic center staff members have been remarkably creative and have developed additional activities during the program. There have been carnivals, raffles, golf tournaments, craft sales and so much more. Since 2005, inspired employees have helped to raise over one million dollars for IDF. We applaud the continued commitment and look forward to a promising future for the efforts of the companies that have recently held fundraising and awareness-raising events on behalf of IDF!
The following materials are helpful as centers plan their fundraising and awareness initiatives.
- Talking Points on PI - PDF
- IDF Fast Facts - PDF
- Plasma Hero Flyer - PDF
- "Is It Just an Infection?" Flyer - PDF
- IDF's 2021 Impact Flyer - PDF
- THINK ZEBRA! Poster - PDF
- Zebra cutouts to hang in your center - PDF
Interested in learning more about the plasma donation process, plasma donors' experiences, and more?
The Plasma Hero Initiative was created to raise awareness for the lifesaving liquid and thank donors for the heroes that they are to the PI community. Get the latest news regarding plasma, hear from donors, and find a donation center where you can become a hero at plasmahero.org.