Factor Donation Policies
Project SHARE accepts requests for factor donations from:
- individuals with bleeding disorders
- nonprofit bleeding disorders organizations
The applicant must be a resident of a developing country, live in that country at the time of the request, and follow the application process below. We do not fulfill requests for undocumented immigrants or foreign students visiting the US.
An individual applicant must submit a Factor Donation Request Form. The form must include:
- A signature of the attending physician. The physician should either be a hematologist or in a related specialty, and must accept medical/legal responsibility for proper infusion of the donated factor.
- Proof of the physician’s medical competency from the national health ministry, if the physician is not recognized by the international bleeding disorders community.
- Proof that the patient or legal guardian is trained in self-infusion if the factor is shipped to the applicant’s home. This can be a signed statement from the physician or national bleeding disorders organization.
- Proof that the patient is registered with their national bleeding disorders organization, and that the organization is notified of the request.
A bleeding disorders organization must submit its board-approved factor donation policy to Project SHARE, in addition to a Factor Donation Request Form. The Form requires:
- A physician’s signature as verification. The physician should be a hematologist or in a related specialty, recognized by the international bleeding disorders community, and known to the organization.
- A signature of the organization’s general secretary, president, or medical advisor (if different from above).
A clinic, treatment center, hospital or physician must submit a Factor Donation Request Form. Use one form per clinic, treatment center or hospital. The Form requires:
- Proof of medical competency from the national Ministry of Health or from the national bleeding disorders organization, if the clinic is not known to Project SHARE.
- A written statement from the national bleeding disorders organization, if one exists, verifying a need for product.
- A signature of the general secretary, president, or medical advisor of the national bleeding disorders organization.
Upon receipt of a Project SHARE donation, all recipients must:
- Return the Confirmation of Shipment Receipt Form by fax, email or post to Project SHARE. Failure to do so may forfeit future donations.
- Record donated factor infusions in the Treatment Log, and return it to Project SHARE. Failure to do so may forfeit future donations.
- Donations are not for commercial purposes.
- Donations must never be sold, either by Project SHARE or the recipient organization or individual, to cover customs charges or as contributions.
- Neither LA Kelley Communications nor the manufacturer are liable for condition, effectiveness, or safety of factor shipped across international borders.
- Project SHARE ships in-date factor only.
- Project SHARE does not provide compensation in the form of money, services or factor, to couriers.
- Project SHARE will donate available factor in order of priority:
- Threat of loss of limb or life, suspected head or internal bleeds, trauma, prevention of spontaneous CNS bleeds, or emergency surgery.
- Non-emergencies, including elective surgery (joint replacement, joint surgery), physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
- On-demand therapy.