Michael Klim

Discover plasma (a part of your blood)

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What is plasma?
Plasma is a powerful part of your blood. It’s a yellow liquid full of life-giving proteins.
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How do I donate plasma?
Giving a plasma donation is just like giving whole blood and just as rewarding.
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What if I give blood?
You’re giving plasma too! A whole blood donation contains red cells, platelets and plasma.
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How does plasma help?
Plasma is used in 18 ways, from saving babies to supporting people with immune disorders.

Michael’s one of countless people across the country who need regular treatments

Every 6 weeks, Michael needs intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg). Just one treatment for him is made from up to...

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blood donations or

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plasma donations

How to help

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Register as a donor

If you're eligible to give life, it’s time to lock in your donation! Choose between blood or plasma, then find a time and place near you.

Register as a donor
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Am I eligible to donate?

Your donation changes lives. But not everyone can donate blood (including plasma), for a few reasons. Check your eligibility to donate today.

Find out now
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Where to donate?

Find your nearest donor centre, whether you’re home or away.

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Michael’s story

“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.