Paid Donation Model
Paid donations supplement the existing supply of platelets
For decades, relying on donors who volunteer their time and apheresis platelets has been an effective and reliable path to helping the US meet its platelet needs.1 Secure Transfusion Services (STS) builds on this successful, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–compliant model2 by tapping into a younger, dedicated, twice prescreened donor base that helps us deliver pathogen-reduced platelets to institutions around the US.
What’s more, data shows that paid blood collection centers do not affect donation rates at nonprofit centers that collect from volunteer donors.3
Donors who participate in this model are:
A loyal and
EXPANDED DONOR POOL
Providing enhanced availability and reliability of apheresis platelets from a diverse, younger donor population.
Offering 100% pathogen-reduced inventory compliant with all US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and AABB standards
Reducing supply chain interruptions to eliminate the impact to patient care
References: 1. Simon TL. The collection of platelets by apheresis procedures. Transfus Med Rev. 1994;8(2):132-145. 2. US Food and Drug Administration. Compliance Policy Guide CPG Sec. 230.150: Blood donor classification statement, paid or volunteer donor. Accessed March 12, 2021. https://www.fda.gov/media/75039/download 3. English W, Jaworski PM. The introduction of paid plasma in Canada and the U.S. has not decreased unpaid blood donations. SSRN website. July 15, 2020. Accessed March 12, 2021. https://ssrn.com/abstract=3653432