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Navigating Flu Season

During the fall and winter months, as we begin to bundle up for the cold weather, we must also remember it’s time to protect ourselves during flu season. For people living with a primary immunodeficiency, the flu can cause severe complications, beyond the common symptoms, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. By taking preventative measures, such as vaccination, members of the PI community can have a decreased chance of being exposed. Listen as we discuss navigating flu season with PJ Maglione, MD.

All About Plasma

Many individuals living with PI rely on immunoglobulin replacement therapy (or Ig) to provide the antibodies that we don’t make on our own. Those antibodies are necessary to fight off bacteria and viruses. These replacement antibodies come from human plasma. In this episode, we will be discussing the importance of plasma with Amy Efantis, the President & CEO of the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association or PPTA, an organization representing more than 850 human plasma collection centers in North America and Europe.

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