The COVID-19 pandemic effectively canceled everything. From weddings to graduations to birthday celebrations to something you probably haven't ever thought about: plasma donations. Plasma is the clear, yellow liquid portion of blood used to create life-changing therapies. And while the thought of donating plasma may have never crossed your mind, for a countless number of patients, plasma donations are their lifeline. Patients who can benefit from plasma donations include burn injury survivors and hemophiliacs, as well as those with rare and/or chronic conditions, and those with immune deficiency. And with 1,200 plasma donations per year being needed to treat just one patient living with hemophilia, the demand couldn't be higher. The demand couldn't be higher for people like Steve, a Chicagoland-based husband and father of two who was diagnosed with large follicular B-cell (non-Hodgkin's) lymphoma at just 44. Now 53 and fighting a recurrence, he underwent an autologous bone marrow transplant.