Sanquin prepares and produces plasma pharmaceuticals. Plasma pharmaceuticals are obtained from clustered pools of individual blood or blood plasma (plasmaphaeresis) donations.
Four types of plasma pharmaceuticals are prepared using various isolation techniques: coagulation factors, protease inhibitors, immunoglobulin and albumin. Furthermore Sanquin exports certain plasma pharmaceuticals, intermediates and offers contract fractionation services.
Sanquin Blood Supply employs people working in many different disciplines, including donor assistants, doctors, pharmacists, researchers, laboratory technicians and production staff.
Sanquin has a Supervisory Board responsible for the overall monitoring of the organisation’s operations. The Executive Board is the senior management body of Sanquin. There are also a number of Advisory Councils within Sanquin that support the Executive Board.
Sanquin consists of the following organizational units: the Blood Bank, Plasma Products, Diagnostic Services, Research, Reagents and Tissues & Cells. The Corporate Staff supports these units and advises the Executive Board.