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An Economic Analysis of Global Policy Proposals to Prohibit Compensation of Blood Plasma Donors 

Richard Manning and Henry Grabowski (Duke University)
International Journal of the Economics of Business
July 2016

Richard Manning and Henry Grabowski (Duke University) coauthored “An Economic Analysis of Global Policy Proposals to Prohibit Compensation of Blood Plasma Donors” related to an engagement with Grifols. The article, published in the International Journal of the Economics of Business, reviews the market for blood plasma products and assesses the likely impact of World Health Organization proposals to eliminate compensation for plasma donation. The primary conclusion is that compensated donation plays a vital role in assuring an adequate supply of important medicines, and that eliminating compensated donation is likely to lead to shortages in the near term and an inability to meet growing demand for plasma-derived therapies in the future. Link to the article.