Pathogen Inactivation Costs

Currently, the cost to obtain a transfusion unit of platelets ranges from €180 to €540. A unit of red blood cells costs between €90 and €180, while a usable unit of plasma costs somewhere between €30 and €170. The technique of pathogen inactivation adds approximately €45 to €90 to the cost of a unit of blood components.

Using the pathogen inactivation technique raises blood safety to a higher level, which translates into immediate as well as long-term economic advantages and cost savings.