Q: What tests are performed on your plasma?
A: All HRF plasma collected is tested and must be found negative for HIV 1 & 2 & HCV PCR, HIVPCR, HBsAg before release. Units are also tested for HCV antibodies. *HRF, Inc. holds a variance to plasmapheresis donors that are positive for HCV antibodies.
Q: Are samples available?
A: Yes. Samples are available from individual donors. We will also sample specific collection units, and will sequester either pending your approval.
Q: What is the cut-off time for shipping?
A: We ship via Federal Express Priority Overnight, so the order should be placed before 12:00PM eastern standard time the day before the shipment.
Q: What days do you ship?
A: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday barring any US holiday.
Q: How do I become a donor?
A: If you have a special coagulation disorder and meet the criteria, please call us at 1-800-356-8123 or click on donate now link to discuss our compensation plan
Q: Where are you located?
A: We are located 9 miles east of the Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Raleigh, NC.
Q: How did HRF get started?
A: Our company was started by four individuals with Hemophilia who wanted to provide a clean, safe, and local establishment for others with coagulation disorders to market their plasma. Additionally, to ensure plasma from various disorders would be available to those performing research for cures and new clotting product development.
Q: What does the initials HRF, Inc. stand for?
A: Legally nothing. The name was originally conceived from the first letter of “Hemophilia Relief Fund”.
Q: Who regulates source Plasma Centers?
A: Source Plasma Centers are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Care Finance Administration, who oversees the Clinical Lab Improvement Act (CLIA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as the primary agencies.
Q: Is the company still owned and operated by people with coagulation disorders?
A: Yes. Since the inception of the company in 1985, HRF, Inc. is primally owned and operated by people with coagulation disorders, including hemophilia and other bleeding or clotting disorders.
Q: What is plasmapheresis?
A: Plasmapheresis is a process in which the fluid part of whole blood, called plasma is seperated in a refrigerated centrifuge. The red cells are returned to the person undergoing plasmapheresis while the plasma is collected and processed for its intended use.
Q: How much do you pay donors?
A: It depends on your coagulation disorder, plus “supply and demand” variables in the market. We offer a very generous rate of pay plus a travel allowance for those who travel by automobile more than 150 miles round trip. For longer distance travel based on supply and demand factors for the product, we may also pay for a commercial flight and transportation expenses into and out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).