What is the process to request plasma protein and related products for research?
Canadian researchers may request from Canadian Blood Services moderate amounts of plasma protein and related products for research purposes. If you would like to make a request, please fill out the PPRP for Research Request Form. In addition, please send a copy of your research protocol and proof of approval by a Research Ethics Board (if applicable). Canadian Blood Services will review your request once all three documents have been forwarded to PPRPFormularyProgram@blood.ca.
Together with the documents (outlined above), approval for research products is contingent on Canadian Blood Services’ current inventory for clinical care. Canadian Blood Services reserves the right to decline a research request for product if its security of supply changes (even if research requests were previously approved).
Please note that researchers are responsible for covering the cost of products.