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Living with an immunodeficiency
Living with an immunodeficiency

Welcome to Intelligent Care for Life. Through listening to patients, raising disease awareness and sharing patient stories, we aim to improve the experience of living with an immunodeficiency. These are conditions that affect the immune system and make fighting infections more difficult. Intelligent Care for Life is dedicated to providing the appropriate support to fit patients' changing needs. Our aim is to ensure no patients goes alone through their journey of living with an immunodeficiency.

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Jennifer, Bibian and Sascha, Primary immunodeficiency patients Annet and Peter, caregivers of Primary immunodeficiency patients

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Visit the Intelligent Care for Life YouTube playlist to view stories from primary immunodeficiency patients

A rare condition: Finally, I had a name

We all have a journey story: Meet the PID Patient Ambassadors

My PID Journey: A teenager's experience of immunodeficiency

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‘‘It seemed like I was going through a storm, no energy, no self-esteem. The rainbow is a sign of hope and new beginnings’’
Gary, diagnosed with Primary Immunodeficienct at age 13

Having an immunodeficiency means you may have insufficient or no immunoglobulins. immunoglobulins can be extracted from blood plasma, which can be donated by people without immune disorders.

However, plasma donations dropped in the pandemic, so the need for human plasma and plasma-derived therapies is more urgent than ever. As plasma cannot be produced in a lab, people with immunodeficiences rely on donations to receive their treatment. 

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Did you know? It takes more than 100 plasma donations each year to develop therapy for one person living with primary immunodeficiency. 1

Reference:

  1. Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association. Plasma. Available at: https://www.google.com. Accessed March 2021