Iran hails achievements in plasma production

10:19, January 03, 2011      

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Iranian Health Minister Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi hailed the country's achievements in plasma production and said that the Islamic Republic has become self- sufficient in producing blood plasma, the local satellite Press TV reported Sunday.

Vahid-Dastjerdi said Saturday that Iran produced all the plasma it needs from the blood donated inside the country, according to Press TV.

The Iranian minister also said that the achievement can annually save the country an estimated 200 million U.S. dollars in therapeutic costs, according to the report.

"With the production of plasma, we can now export the product to the countries of the region," she was quoted as saying.

"We hope with the construction of plasma purification system inside the country, ... we will no longer have to send plasma abroad to produce medicine," she added.

Source: Xinhua
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