First announcement: 29 August 2016


IPFA /BCA 3rd Global Symposium on
The Future for Blood and Plasma Donations
11 – 12 September 2017 | Atlanta, GA, USA


The International Plasma Fractionation Association (IPFA) and Blood Centers of America (BCA) are pleased to announce the 3rd Global Symposium on the Future for Blood and Plasma Donations. This Symposium will build on the success of the 2014 and 2015 meetings, which highlighted the increasing global need for plasma derived medicinal products and identified opportunities for Blood Centers to contribute to this need. Each meeting attracted about 180 delegates from throughout the USA and other countries. We have received excellent feedback from delegates to these meetings.


Key issues

This third Symposium will continue to develop the theme of plasma supply. Hosted by Blood Assurance, a non-profit, full-service regional blood center serving 51 counties and more than 70 health care facilities in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia, a comprehensive range of topics will be addressed including:

• Clinical developments in plasma product use

• Plasma supply – optimizing plasma collection and economics

• Donor recruitment

• Industry developments in support of blood establishments

• Keeping donors and plasma safe

• Regulatory issues

• Quality management of plasma


Symposium Program

The Symposium Program is being developed by internationally recognized experts and stakeholders and will be of interest to colleagues from blood banking, patient and donor organizations, supporting industries and regulatory authorities with an involvement in policies necessary to secure and increase the global supply of plasma to meet patients’ needs for plasma derivatives. An outline of the Program will be made available on the IPFA website by early 2017.

Date and Venue

The meeting will take place on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 September 2017 in Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, USA.



Registration for this IPFA/BCA Global Symposium will open mid September 2016.


Direct link to event section IPFA website:

Hard and / or digital copies of the announcement flyer are provided upon request.