“I’ve always pushed my body to the limit. I never thought it would let me down.”
A rare autoimmune disorder called chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, or CIDP, hit Olympian Michael Klim hard. But, with the help of donated plasma, he’s fighting back.
What is plasma?
Plasma is a powerful part of your blood. It’s a yellow liquid full of life-giving proteins.
How do I donate plasma?
Giving a plasma donation is just like giving whole blood and just as rewarding.
What if I give blood?
You’re giving plasma too! A whole blood donation contains red cells, platelets and plasma.
How does plasma help?
Plasma is used in 18 ways, from saving babies to supporting people with immune disorders.