CSL and Grifols sue US border patrol for blocking Mexican plasma donations
Large plasma companies CSL Behring and Grifols recently sued US Customs and Border Patrol, which last summer stopped allowing Mexican citizens from crossing into the US on temporary visas to sell their blood plasma.
The ban, according to the Australia- and Spain-based companies, is based “solely on CBP’s newfound determination that donating plasma is somehow ‘labor for hire,'” and it means that there may be plasma shortages, according to the suit re-filed in DC District Court. The companies previously lost a prior suit last year as the judge dismissed their complaint for lack of standing.
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