Author: Whitney

2019 CIPO AGM – Saturday, October 5th

by Whitney

Join CIPO at our 2019 AGM. Our AGM will take place during our Ontario Education Day in Toronto at Oakham House. The AGM is scheduled to begin at 11:20am EST. If you are unable to attend, you are still invited to take part virtually, as we will be broadcasting our AGM through Facebook Live. Please…



Monthly Meet-Ups Start September!

by Whitney

CIPO “Monthly Meet-Ups” for PI patients are starting again. These informal, get-togethers are great way to connect and share with other patients in your area. Meet-Ups are currently scheduled in the following areas: Calgary Edmonton Ottawa Vancouver Vernon Winnipeg   Check out the times, dates and locations:  Monthly Meet Up Details – Fall 2019 If you…



CIPO Part of Global Vaccination Consensus

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CIPO is pleased to be part of a coalition of Canadian Patient organizations that came together through the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), to discuss adult influenza vaccination. On September 5 the IFA is pleased to release the consensus statement Uniting Diverse Groups to Improve Adult Influenza Vaccination in Canada as a result of the “Adult Influenza Vaccination: Calling Canadian…



IG Supply Update – SCIG Shortage Ends

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Update on Immune Globulin Supply in Canada Dear IG patient/caregiver, As we have informed you since May, Canadian Blood Services experienced a shortage of the SCIg product Cuvitru. Due to an increase in supply of Cuvitru in recent weeks, this shortage is no longer active and supplies are now at normal levels.   Patients currently…



CIPO Joins the IFA World Coalition on Adult Vaccination

by Whitney

CIPO is proud to announce that it has joined the International Federation on Ageing’s World Coalition on Adult Vaccination. This coalition is made up of organizations, clinicians, and policy makers world-wide to pursue a common goal of advancing the uptake rate of adult vaccination around the globe. At CIPO we believe this is important work,…



Canadian Blood Services announces proof-of-concept plasma collection sites

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Canadian Blood Services has announced that with the support of funding governments, plans are now underway to increase plasma collection with three proof-of-concept sites in Sudbury, ON, Lethbridge, AB, and Kelowna, B.C. These sites will be dedicated to the collection of source plasma, which is the blood component used to make specialized medicines from the proteins…



IG Supply Update #2

by Whitney

 June 18, 2019 Update on Immune Globulin Supply in Canada Dear IG patient/caregiver, As we informed you in a letter dated May 14th, Canadian Blood Services is currently experiencing a shortage of the SCIg product Cuvitru. As previously stated, this shortage will affect predominantly patients with immunodeficiency, and patients with neuromuscular disease. This shortage should…



IG Supply Update

by Whitney

ATTENTION ALL PATIENTS ON IG THERAPY: Canadian Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin (SCIg) prescribers were notified on Saturday 04-May-2019, at a meeting in Toronto, attended by representatives from Takeda Canada, & Canadian Blood Services (CBS), of an imminent shortage of the Cuvitru brand of SCIg in Canada. This shortage will affect predominantly patients with Immunodeficiency, and patients with…



IG Transition Update – March

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March 8th, 2018   Update on Immune Globulin Products in Canada   Dear CIPO member, Over the last few months, we have sent three letters updating you about changes that are taking place across Canada in regards to certain immune globulin products. We know that some of you have voiced your concern about how these…



IG Transition Update – February

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February 1st, 2018   Update on Immune Globulin Products in Canada   Dear CIPO member, On November 2nd and December 19th, we sent letters updating you about changes that are taking place across Canada in regards to certain immune globulin products. We know that some of you have voiced your concern about how these changes…