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Plasma protein therapies are used to treat a variety of life-threatening diseases and are derived from donated human plasma collected at specialized plasma collection centers. Our industry™s ability to make enough products for the patients who need them to survive largely depends on the availability of donated plasma.
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the entire world in ways that are apparent to most of us on a daily basis. The lack of personal protective equipment, ventilators, and other critical medical supplies, along with staffing shortages, are at the forefront of our minds during this time. We are all working diligently to keep our patients safe, ensuring they receive therapies and medical care without interruption. Our patient population “those receiving plasma-derived therapies“ is inherently high-risk, and frequently, immunosuppressed. Without treatment, many of our patients could not survive.
In the recent weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, plasma donations have dropped significantly. This decrease in donations will most certainly impact the availability of products for patients as soon as next year.
To bring awareness to this critical issue, IgNS has launched the #ItsMyTurn campaign. #ItsMyTurn is a call to action, to mobilize as a global community, and help save lives.
The goals of this proactive movement are:
- Provide critical education about plasma donation
- Raise awareness about pathways for donating plasma
- Improve plasma supply in the short and long-term
The #ItsMyTurn hashtag is used to promote individual and organizational activities in support of this campaign on all social media outlets.
We are reaching out to our industry “manufacturers, healthcare organizations, advocacy groups, trade associations, providers, hospitals, and more“ to join IgNS and help us save lives #ItsMyTurn!
How can you get involved?
Endorse #ItsMyTurn. Make your commitment known!
- Issue a public statement or press release announcing your affiliation with the #ItsMyTurn campaign
- Encourage members of your organization and community to donate plasma
- Create posts using the #ItsMyTurn logo and hashtag
- Follow IgNS on social media (LinkedIn, FB, Twitter, Instagram), and share and amplify content regarding this campaign.
- Use the ItsMyTurn logo to promote your affiliation and support
We need your support. Join the #ItsMyTurn campaign. We are in this together!
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