Supporting thriving and vibrant communities where donors are valued and appreciated for their gift of plasma.
Plasma donors are essential to ensuring that patients around the world can get the medicines they need.
We strive to recognize their importance and enhance the communities they call home.
Awards and grants
The J.A. Grifols Foundation is committed to helping meet the needs of the community and plasma donors. Our actions are focused on intensifying and prioritizing the most significant needs in the communities where plasma donors live. We act with integrity while building trust and bring value to plasma donors and the communities they are proud to call home.
To further this mission, the J.A. Grifols Foundation awards community enhancement grants to support civic, social, or educational programs that address the needs of the communities where Grifols plasma donor centers exist.
About the Foundation
The J.A. Grifols Foundation was established in 2008 in honor of Jose Antonio Grifols Lucas, physician and pharmacist, with the mission of contributing to the health and well-being of plasma donors and the communities where they live.
As an homage to the pioneering work of Jose Antonio Grifols Lucas, the J.A. Grifols Foundation provides support to thriving and vibrant communities where plasma donors are valued and appreciated for their gift of plasma. By creating community partnerships, the J.A. Grifols Foundation creates an immediate and enduring impact in the communities they call home.
About J.A. Grifols
In 1951, Jose Antonio Grifols Lucas developed the plasmapheresis technique, which consists of separating blood plasma from whole blood and returning the blood cells to the donor – a safe procedure that remains in widespread use today. Plasmapheresis greatly increased the frequency of plasma donations worldwide. Thanks to his efforts and the generosity of donors, patients with chronic and rare conditions around the world are able to access life-saving plasma medicines.
His early efforts, which established a way for people to donate plasma safely and more frequently, continues to help ensure that enough plasma is available to produce lifesaving plasma-derived medicines that help treat rare and chronic conditions. Dr. Grífols cared deeply about donor health and well-being and this foundation is advancing his vision as a way to continue his legacy.
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