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#ItsMyTurn: Becoming a Plasma Donor Hero

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

#ItsMyTurn: Becoming a Plasma Donor Hero

May is Myositis Awareness Month

Theme: High Fives from the Heart

MSU is celebrating its 5th anniversary as the heart of the myositis community.

Keeping you informed during the COVID-19 pandemic

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#ItsMyTurn: Becoming a Plasma Donor Hero

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Webinar Details

With physical distancing restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, fewer people are donating plasma now. This will cause a shortage of plasma products, such as IVIG, within the coming year. Becoming a plasma donor is one way those of us who are not on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19 can bring some good into the world.

Join CSI Pharmacy, Myositis Support and Understanding (MSU), and the Immunoglobulin National Society (IGNS) for a webinar discussion of plasma donation and how you can be part of the #ItsMyTurn campaign.

Immunoglobulin National Society (IgNS) is a professional organization dedicated to developing and sustaining the advancement of knowledge, education, and practice of nursing and pharmacy in the field of immunoglobulin therapy.

CSI Pharmacy is a nationwide specialty pharmacy, founded by pharmacists and dedicated to providing services for patients with chronic and rare illnesses that require complex care.

About joining this webinar

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Click the Register button above to get started. After registration, you will receive an email containing all information needed to join the webinar at the scheduled time and date.

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About our speakers

Michelle Vogel, MPA

Michelle Vogel, MPA

Vice President of Patient Advocacy and Provider Relations at CSI Pharmacy

Ms. Vogel will discuss the status of the immune globulin supply and importance of plasma donations to prevent another shortage.

Luba Sobolevsky, PharmD

Luba Sobolevsky, PharmD

Founding Executive Director of IgNS

Dr. Sobolevsky will provide an overview of the role of plasma in the manufacture of immune globulin and other therapies.

Rachel Colletta, BSN, IgCN, CRNI

Rachel Colletta, BSN, IgCN, CRN

Director of Educational Resources at the IgNS

Ms. Colletta will discuss IgNS’s #ItsMyTurn campaign to increase plasma donations.

James Sheets, PharmD

James Sheets, PharmD

Founder and CEO of CSI Pharmacy

Dr. Sheets will discuss CSI Pharmacy’s efforts to increase plasma donations, including their employee plasma donation campaign.

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May is Myositis Awareness Month

High Fives from the Heart: #MyositisLIFE in a Pandemic World

Myositis Support and Understanding (MSU), an all-volunteer, patient-focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serves as the heart of the myositis community. During May, MSU celebrates Myositis Awareness Month and our 5th anniversary.  At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, MSU quickly shifted focus to how to best support the myositis community during this difficult time while still promoting awareness of our rare autoimmune diseases, the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, collectively called myositis. 

We move forward into a slightly scaled back May Awareness Month, mindful of the enormous impact the pandemic has and will continue to have on Myositis patients and caregivers. We look forward to a more robust celebration of awareness activities in September.

Education: Webinars and Events exploring the unique health issues COVID-19 presents to the community.
Support: Myositis Patient Video Support sessions providing safe and confidential places for patients and caregivers to interact.
Financial Assistance:  Providing patient financial assistance of up to $1500 for emergency household expenses and medical bills.
Advocacy and Outreach: Raising awareness of the impact of COVID-19 on myositis patients’ lives through patient stories and projects on our #MyositisLIFE website. Myositis Mask Memes – telling the story of how COVID-19 impacts #MyositisLIFE, sponsored by Corbus Pharmaceuticals.
Research:  Partnering with The Global Healthy Living Foundation to promote a deeper understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on the myositis community. Take part in the research survey.

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May 26
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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