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1. (WO2018222441) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING PLASMA

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/222441    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/033826
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed May 23 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A61M 1/02
A61M 1/30
A61M 1/34
A61M 1/36
A61M 1/38
Applicants: HAEMONETICS CORPORATION
Inventors: RAGUSA, Michael
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING PLASMA
Abstract:
A method for collecting plasma includes determining the weight and hematocrit of a donor, and inserting a venous-access device into the donor. The method then withdraws blood from the donor through a draw line connected to a blood component separation device, and introduces anticoagulant into the withdrawn blood. The blood component separation device separates the blood into a plasma component and a second blood component, and the plasma component is collected from the blood component separation device and into a plasma collection container. The method may then calculate (1) a percentage of anticoagulant in the collected plasma component, and (2) a volume of pure plasma collected within the plasma collection container. The volume of pure plasma may be based, at least in part, on the calculated percentage of anticoagulant. The method may continue until a target volume of pure plasma is collected within the plasma collection container.