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Red Blood Cell Antibodies

BE PAID TO HELP WITH ANTIBODY RESEARCH

PlasmaLab relies on donors like you to support important research performed by affiliate medical research groups. Red blood cell antibodies collected at PlasmaLab are used to develop tests to determine blood compatibility in advance of a blood transfusion. Blood transfusions are used to replace blood due to serious injury or surgery. Blood transfusions are also performed for diseased conditions such as sickle cell anaemia, Thalassemia, and blood cancer when patients need to obtain healthy blood in order to survive. Questions? Call 425-258-3653. All screening appointments and plasma donations take place at our medical center in Everett, Washington.

DONORS MUST:

  • Have been medically diagnosed with the following alloantibodies: Anti-C, Anti-Dia, Anti-E, Anti-Fya, Anti-Fyb, Anti-k-Cellano, Anti-Kell, Anti-Luca, Anti-Wra.
  • Live in Northwest Washington or can travel to Everett, Washington for appointments.
  • Meet FDA & PLI requirements.
  • Be able to come to our lab for multiple appointments if needed.
  • Want to make a difference!

ABOUT RARE RED BLOOD CELL ANTIBODIES

Red blood cell antibodies, also known as alloantibodies or atypical antibodies (ATYA), are proteins produced by the body’s immune system in response to “foreign” red blood cells. These foreign red blood cells are made present through pregnancy or mismatched transfusion or transplantation.

According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, these antibodies can cause problems during blood transfusions or, if you’re pregnant, with your unborn baby. Some of these problems may be life-threatening.