IVIG plasma infusions let me live
I chose to live, and that means getting IVIG plasma infusions every 28 days. The IVIG is made from antibodies called immunoglobulins that help my body fight off infections. The infusions partially replace the antibodies my body should be making, but they need to be replenished every month and I’ll need them for the rest of my life. Fortunately, my home health service provides a wonderful nurse who administers each 4–5 hour infusion in the comfort of my home.
I now volunteer at plasma centers
After visiting a plasma center near me, I signed up for their Adopt-A-Patient program. I thank each donor and they’re amazed to see an actual patient, which lets them put a face on a plasma recipient. And I love speaking with the staff because they are the key to keeping donors motivated to keep giving. You can’t imagine how honored and privileged I am to be able to do this.