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CIPO COVID19 Update

by Whitney

CIPO has received many inquiries related to COVID-19 (the current coronavirus), most of which are related to patient specific travel or medical care. For specific medical inquiries, please contact your healthcare provider, or treating specialist. COVID-19 in Canada Cases of COVID-19 in provinces and across Canada is changing by the hour. Please continue to check…



COVID-19 Update #3

by Whitney

March 23rd, 2020   Update: CIPO Statement on COVID-19 CIPO has received many inquiries related to COVID-19 (the current coronavirus), most of which are related to patient specific travel or medical care. For specific medical inquiries, please contact your healthcare provider, or treating specialist.    COVID-19 in Canada: Cases of COVID-19 in provinces and across…



Update: COVID-19 Statement

by Whitney

March 9th, 2020 Update: CIPO Statement on COVID-19   CIPO has received many inquiries related to COVID-19 (the current coronavirus), most of which are related to patient specific travel or medical care. For specific medical inquiries, please contact your healthcare provider, or treating specialist.  COVID-19 in Canada: As of today, there are 76 confirmed cases…



Winter News now Available!

by Whitney

Winter news 2020 Greetings! Thank you for your interest in our newsletter. Please take a minute to read about all the exciting news taking place in the primary immunodeficiency community across Canada. Please remember to let us know about any changes to addresses or email, so that you can continue to receive news about the…



Aging Well and Eating Well

by Whitney

https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1695179843699

CIPO members who joined us for our last event in Kelowna may remember Registered Dietitian Nicole Fetterly giving a talk about nutrition. Well, David Suzuki also wanted to hear from Nicole! She spent some time with him at UVic, where she teaches nutrution, to discuss aging and eating well. Watch this clip below: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1695179843699



Statement on Coronavirus

by Whitney

  February 28th, 2020 CIPO Statement on COVID-19 CIPO has received many inquiries related to COVID-19 (the current coronavirus), most of which are related to patient specific travel or medical care. For specific medical inquiries, please contact your healthcare provider, or treating specialist.  COVID-19 in Canada: As of today, there are 14 confirmed cases and…



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

by Whitney

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

by Whitney

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

by Whitney

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.