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October 16 2018
Awareness, Community

Thank You, Plasma Donors!

POSTED BY: kmcmahon

All month long, the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) is highlighting the importance of plasma donation and why plasma donors are truly lifesavers to many people living with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI). People of all ages diagnosed with PI are grateful for the lifesaving gift that plasma donors make. Many with PI reply on

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October 15 2018
Patients

Immune Deficiency Foundation Statement on the Flu Vaccine

POSTED BY: rdelaney

We are fortunate there is a safe and effective vaccine to protect us from the flu. The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) represents some 250,000 people in the U.S. with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI), rare but serious conditions in which the immune system is absent or functions improperly. Our population, along with the elderly, infants,

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October 15 2018
Awareness

189 Miles in 24 Hours: A Story of PI Awareness

POSTED BY: kmcmahon

Joaquin Gonzales has taken on the notable mission of running 189 miles in 24 hours all in the name of primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI). Having met someone who is living with PI and attending a few IDF events, Joaquin recognized the essential need of promoting PI awareness. With this, he decided to run in support of the PI community and IDF

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October 12 2018
Community

IDF Statement on the Passing of William T. Shearer, MD, PhD

POSTED BY: rdelaney

Earlier this week, the primary immunodeficiency community lost one of our greatest champions—William T. Shearer, MD, PhD, passed away Tuesday, October 9 in Houston, TX at the age of 81. William T. Shearer, MD, PhD Photo Credit: Texas Children’s Hospital In addition to serving as the lead physician offering innovative and compassionate care for

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October 12 2018
Awareness, Community

Who donates plasma?

POSTED BY: kmcmahon

During the month of October, the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) is highlighting the importance of plasma donation and why plasma donors are truly lifesavers to many people living with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI). Across the U.S., plasma collection centers encourage their local communities to donate plasma, and many people step up

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