Author: Whitney

Hizentra Recall Notice

by Whitney

CIPO has been advised by Canadian Blood Services that Hizentra Pre-filled Syringe 2g lot number P100047093, has been voluntarily recalled by CSL Behring. Patients are advised to check their lot number on any existing supply in their homes.  This lot has been recalled due to a number of product complaints regarding the appearance of the syringes…



CIPO Chair at Canadian Blood Services

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CIPO Chair, Christine Duncan, was in Ottawa on December 6th addressing concerns among the immunodeficiency patient population. Ms Duncan raised issues regarding the recent SCIG shortage and the recommendations brought forward in the report released by CIPO. You can read CIPO’s statement read by Christine here. CBS OBM Statement 06_12_19 Read CIPO’s report on the SCIG…



Autumn Newsletter

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CIPO’s Autumn Newsletter is now available. Read all of the news about the immunodeficiency community around Canada as well as everything that CIPO has been up to.  CIPO Fall Newsletter 2019



SCIG Shortage Report

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CIPO has produced a report on the recent SCIG Shortage. This report features background, issues faced and recommendations for the future.  SCIG Shortage Report For further information on the SCIG shortage, visit the advocacy section of our website.



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!

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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

by Whitney

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

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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…