Cambridge Bioscience has a close collaboration with Research Donors, a London-based clinic dedicated to the collection and processing of human blood for research purposes. Research Donors is a HTA licenced, ISO 9001 2015 certified establishment with Research Ethics (REC) approval as a Research Tissue bank, as well as participating in the UK NEQAS QA scheme.
Plasma is prepared by the centrifugation of anticoagulated whole blood and it consists of the clear, liquid portion of blood that remains after the cellular components are removed. It is the single largest component of human blood, comprising about 55 percent and contains water, enzymes, antibodies and other proteins.
Our plasma is collected and prepared according to each researcher's exact needs, with a choice of volume, anticoagulant, storage device and shipment temperature. Delivery of fresh plasma is available on the day after collection. Alternatively, there is the option to choose from frozen stock plasma, available in either tubes or bags, depending on your needs.
Benefits of our human plasma service
• Overnight delivery across Europe
• Specific donor requests accommodated
• Choice of anticoagulants and storage devices
• Chilled, ambient or frozen delivery temperature
• Large donor pool
• Comprehensive donor information provided
• Serology screening prior to dispatch
• Samples fully consented including for genetic analysis and commercial research purposes
Full resumption of service
Research Donors have fully resumed their blood collection service for all researchers. If you are experiencing blood sourcing challenges, please contact our blood specialists to discuss your requirements.
Donor COVID-19 testing now available
Research Donors are now able to offer optional donor COVID-19 qPCR testing to detect nucleic acids from SARS-CoV-2 and rapid qualitative immunoassay testing to detect SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG antibodies. Contact our blood specialists to find out more.
Contact our team of blood specialists
To request a quote or find out more, please contact our blood specialists
These products are for research use only and not for any diagnostic, therapeutic, human or animal use. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have necessary licensing and ethics approvals in place for the use and storage of any human tissue related material supplied by Cambridge Bioscience.