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Background to the collection of plasma for IVIG

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• Prior to 2021, plasma collected in the UK was banned for use in the production of fractionated plasma derived medicines (e.g., immunoglobulins, albumins, coagulation factors), as a safety measure following the 1998 outbreak of ‘mad cow disease’. Due to the ban, 100% of the immunoglobulin (Ig) used in England is imported and c.80% is […] Read More