Speaker: Megan A. Ryan
Megan Ryan is a native Texan; lover of flowers, plants and gardening; always planning for an upcoming travel adventure ” and for 20 years lived with Common Variable Immune Deficiency, one of more than 400 identified primary immunodeficiency diseases.
Megan is treated with weekly infusions of immune globulin which is manufactured from human plasma. Without this weekly treatment she™d likely live with persistent and potentially fatal infections. She™s taken her weekly treatments on the road to more than 20 countries and four continents so far. She™s helped educate patients and health care providers about primary immunodeficiency diseases and served as a peer-support coach and support group leader as well as a speaker at plasma donation centers.
Megan recently was the sole US contributor to the International Patient Organization for Primary Immunodeficiencies (IPOPI) Learning Expedition (LEX) to identify, analyze and provide recommendations on issues brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic for patients with primary immunodeficiency disease.
Megan and her husband Jason live in Houston. After nearly 22 years working for a global professional services firm, she recently left this role to focus on personal goals and volunteer activities.