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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Plasma Donation - Celiac's Sought
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Welcome To PPA

Physician's Plasma Alliance is made up of healthcare professionals collecting and distributing specialized blood/plasma and other biological products throughout the world

www.physiciansplasma.com

Follow the link to find out all the diseases they are interested in and more information. I have not written them to ask what the plasma will be used for but since plasma is not used in the treatment of celiac disease it will probably be sold and used in research. I am over 65 so can't be a donor.

I'm not spamming this company, just thought some people might be interested.

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It definitely says it's for research. "Even one donation could aid in the researcher's effort of developing more effective testing or finding a cure."

I imagine they need plasma from celiacs who are newly diagnosed and still eating gluten though. There wouldn't be antibodies from folks on a gluten-free diet.

"Once the products are successfully collected, in most cases you will be compensated several hundred dollars for your donation." Wow! Pity they're not looking for Hashmimoto's. I could sell them plenty of auto-antibodies.

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I didn't see Celiac on the list. I would think they would only want it if you have active antibodies? Unless they are looking ofr genetic markers?

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They do have celiac listed, but don't seem to say anything about active antibodies. Seems like they could have paired celiac up with Crohn's instead of hemophilia.

I suppose if someone contacted them they would say if they need people with active antibodies. I guess we all know how to get active antibodies pretty quickly. Doesn't really seem worth it though.

http://www.physiciansplasma.com/donor.php

Other Disease Types Needed

Rheumatoid Arthritis(Severe) -H - Pylori

Lupus -ANA Positive,

Anti -SSA, -Anti-SSB

Nephritis -Cancer All types

Hemophilliac -Celiac Diseases

Diabetes -Crohn's

Cardiac Diseases -Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Glomerular Basement Membrane

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They do want you to have antibodies so if you are gluten free they will not want your plasma. Also for other diseases if you start treatment, they want your plasma within a few weeks of diagnosis so you will still have antibodies.

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