Plasma is one of the major components of blood. It is the straw-coloured liquid portion of blood in which all the blood cells are suspended.
Plasma makes up approximately 55 per cent of a human’s total blood volume.
Plasma itself is largely composed of water (92 per cent), plasma proteins (7 per cent) and solutes (1 per cent) such as electrolytes, organic nutrients and waste.
The protein-rich fraction of plasma is used to manufacture life-saving and life-changing therapies.
Video by: Canadian Plasma Resources