Watch #ItsMyTurn: Becoming a Plasma Donor Hero and learn more about the campaign to increase plasma donations and how you can help
#ItsMyTurn: Becoming a Plasma Donor Hero
MSU is a supporter of the Immunoglobulin National Society (IgNS) and the #ItsMyTurn campaign. We are proud to assist in this critical effort to increase plasma donations and help save lives. Ask your family members and friends to donate plasma, which is used to manufacture IVIG and SCIG, off-label treatments used for myositis.
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.
Watch the video to learn about plasma donation and find your local plasma donation center. Plasma donation is down 25% and without an increase in plasma donors there could be a shortage of IG (IVIG, SCIG) used to treat myositis and many other diseases. Please share this page to help spread the word and use the hashtag #ItsMyTurn.
#ItsMyTurn: IgNS Plasma Donation Initiative
Download the IgNS #ItsMyTurn Patient Call to Action Letter below and share it with your family members and friends, near and far. This letter includes the details for you to become a #PlasmaDonorHero!
Locate your Plasma Donation Center
As you learned during the webinar, you must live within a certain distance of a plasma donation center.
Easily find your center along with the contact information to schedule an appointment for plasma donation.
Webinar provided by Myositis Support and Understanding featuring:
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 our speakers
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 the importance of plasma donations to prevent another shortage.
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, CRN
Director of Educational Resources at the IgNS
Ms. Colletta will discuss IgNS’s #ItsMyTurn campaign to increase plasma donations.
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.