Immune hepatitis B plasma procurement

C L Leen, R Wilson, P L Yap, D B McClelland

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The requirement for hepatitis B immunoglobulin for passive immunisation persists despite the availability of a safe hepatitis B vaccine, and there is therefore a need for immune plasma for immunoglobulin production. We have screened a large number of blood donors to identify potentially suitable hepatitis B immune plasma donors. The logistics of this have been examined, and the programme was found to be inefficient and labour-consuming. A suitably designed programme of active immunisation with hepatitis B vaccine should provide a more effective means of obtaining plasma.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-6
Number of pages4
JournalVox Sanguinis
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1985


  • Blood Donors
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
  • Humans
  • Immune Sera
  • Immunoglobulins


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