About the IVIg Shortage

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    BryanF
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    Saw my neurologist last Thursday and he told me that at some point I might miss a treatment here or there due to the IVIG shortage.

    Apparently, IVIG is now being used to treat some blood cancers, rather effectively. As a result, there is more demand for an already high demand product.

    On the other hand, I’ve heard several radio commercials offering donors $400 a month for their plasma. Maybe that will mitigate the situation a bit. I mean if I were healthy, donating plasma at $400 a month would certainly beat a part time job.

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    Jessica
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    I have a plasma donation appointment Monday…my close friend with CIDP is personally affected by the shortage and already a week past due for next dose. I know giving plasma Monday won’t help immediately, but I hate feeling helpless and don’t know what else to do.

    Unless someone has spare IVIG chilling in their refrigerator now?!?! We’d take it!!

    Will let you know what $ I make Monday 😉 I’m expecting enough money to buy lunch but certainly not $400.

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    Kathy
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    Hi Jessica,
    Thank you so much for donating plasma. Whenever I am asked “What can I do for you?” I say, if possible, please donate plasma. So far, I have been lucky with no disruption to my 4 week infusion appointment.

    I hope all goes well. Thanks again.

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