Lives of many patients in Canada and around the world are dependent on plasma protein therapies. Some of the medical conditions treated using plasma protein therapies include primary and secondary immune deficiencies, autoimmune diseases and inflammatory demyelinating disorders of the nervous system, burn and shock victims, and patients with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. With the exception of coagulation factors there are no recombinant alternatives to plasma protein therapies.
The magnitude of significance that these therapies hold can only be understood from patients who rely on these therapies every day. Below are links to some of the independent, non-profit patient groups and organizations that are advocates for improving the health and quality of lives of these patients and for optimal patient care and treatment.
Canadian AIDS Society <http://www.cdnaids.ca/>
Canadian Hemophilia Society <http://www.hemophilia.ca/>
Canadian Immunodeficiencies Patient Organization <http://www.cipo.ca/>
Hereditary Angioedema Canada < http://www.haecanada.org/>