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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

by Whitney

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 #3

by Anna

July 19, 2019      Update on Immune Globulin Supply in Canada    Dear IG patient/caregiver,    As we have informed you in two past letters, Canadian Blood Services have been experiencing a shortage of the SCIg product Cuvitru. As previously stated, this shortage will affect predominantly patients with immunodeficiency, and patients with neuromuscular disease.…



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…



Senate Update on Bill S-252 – Voluntary Blood Act

by Anna

On April 3rd, 2019 the Senate Committee on Social Affairs voted unanimously to recommend that the Senate not move forward with Bill S-252, the Voluntary Blood Act (a bill to amend the blood regulations). This is very good news for the PI community and all of those who require plasma protein products, as this bill…



Measles Update

by Anna

*Important information for patients and caregivers As many of you will know, there have been reported cases of measles in the news. As of today, there have been 32 confirmed cases this year. The confirmed measles cases are in the following areas: Quebec (1 confirmed case in Montreal) Ontario (5 cases, 2 in Ottawa, 2…



Ottawa Support Group – Cancelled March 20th

by Anna

Unfortunately our Ottawa Support Group that meets at the McNabb Community Center will not be taking place next week, Wednesday March 20th.  We look forward to welcoming you all to our next scheduled meeting on Wednesday April 17th