How Thoroughly are Plasma Donors Screened?

Have you ever visited a Plasma collection facility? Have you heard the screaming ads on media of payments of up to $300 USD for 5 Plasma visits? I have been to a few local Plasma collection centers. As well, I am aware of the lack of consistent drug testing and thourough screening of donors.
Patients need the IGg to survive. However the IGg is harvested from millions of donors that (mostly) have underlying addictions, diseases, and blood born contamination that can harm or kill us. A new study points to evidence that patients receiving IGg infusions via subcutaneous AKA SCIG routes are developing new allergies from the IGe in the final Infusion-ready product of Immunogobulins (IGg) derived from DONOR ALLERGIES.

Have you ever visited a Plasma collection facility? Have you heard the screaming ads on media of payments of up to $300 USD for 5 plasma donations? I have been to a few local Plasma collection centers. As well, I am aware of the lack of consistent drug tests and thorough screenings of donors. It is quite scary.

Plasma is the white liquid of blood. Contained within the plasma are B Cells, or White Blood Cells (WBC). The B cells are the bodies immune system. The B and T cells, through a complex interaction, seek out and destroy bacteria, fungi, and viruses and protect the body.

Complex interaction of the human immune system, immunoglobulins seek out and destroy invaders.

There are specialized B cells, called “IMMUNOGLOBULINS”‘which are IGg, IGa, IGm, and IGe. Patients with CVID, or a Primary Immune Deficiency (PID) do not make any, or enough, IGG and are also deficient in either IGa or IGm (IGG is the main immunoglobulin derived from donor plasma). In order to survive, a patient wit CVID or a PID must infuse donor IGg, weekly via SCIG. Or every 3-4 weeks via IVIG for the rest of their lives. IGg cells die rather quickly, and patients must continue infusing for protection, and survival. The “normal” patients body will quickly replenish the IGG (plasma) donated or needed.

The lack of thorough screening of donors, leaves patients who rely on IGG in a dangerous and deadly game of roulette. Especially for myself, as I am on the receiving end of the IGg that is derived from the 1000s-10,000s donor IGg in one month alone.

INSIDE VIEW Of the machine that separates the red blood cells from the plasma (which is yellowish) and returns the red blood cells to the donor. The Plasma is separated and combined with tens of thousands of other donors plasma. The result is what are called: IMMUNOGLOBULINS (IGg, and smaller amounts of IGa AND IGe).

I’ve purposely avoided the Manufacturers product that has a lack of quality control of the individual Plasma donors.

Until a facility, recently opened in my state which is the manufacturer of my product. Last year, prior to the facility opening, I voiced my concerns, about the lack of donor screening. I was reassured the manufacturer (of my product) would have stringent guidelines on donor policies. To my utter amazement, shock and horror. A recent ad on Craigslist appeared, using the same schemes to get donors in the door.

Patients Concerns: Safety Protocol of Plasma Donors are laxed, or non-existent.

One can just imagine the blood born illnesses and diseases that can slip through the Plasma to IGg process. Ultimately, patients on the receiving end are really “rolling the dice”. We need the IGg to survive, however the IGg is harvested from millions of donors that (mostly, but not all) have underlying addictions, diseases, and blood born contamination that can harm or kill us.

As part of the extraction of Immunoglobulins (IGg; IGe), from the donor plasma, IGg has IGe, which is also infused into the patient. As a byproduct of the IGg Infusion, IGe is also infused by SCIG. IGe cells are the “cells” that contain individual donor ALLERGIES.
Patients, once with no history of specific and severe allergies, are now developing peanut and grass allergies (Zdziarski, P., et. al., 2017).

Hmm, if it’s that easy to develop new allergies from a byproduct of donor IGg, what else can the patient be contaminated with? A serious issue, not likely to be addressed by the manufacturers.

Be aware, if you do infuse biologicals via subcutaneous (SCIG) and develop a new allergy, the evidence points to lack of donor screening, and infusions of IGg.

https://aacijournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13223-017-0213-x

Passive blood anaphylaxis: subcutaneous immunoglobulins are a cause of ongoing passive anaphylactic reaction. Zdziarski, P., Gamian A., Majda J., Korzeniowska-Kowal A. (2017). Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 13:41. Retrieved 11/08/17: https://aacijournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13223-017-0213-x

Think Sepsis. Time Matters.

September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Get Ahead of Sepsis is a national effort to improve sepsis early suspicion and recognition and timely treatment, as well as prevent infections that could lead to sepsis.

SEPSIS.

September is Sepsis Awareness Month. A topic close to me, as I lost a close family member last October due to Sepsis. She went into the hospital for an unrelated and non-emergency medical procedure. She died two weeks later, in the hospital from Sepsis.

Although, the CDC states that Sepsis begins outside of the hospital for nearly 80% of patients. A CDC evaluation found 7 in 10 patients with sepsis had recently used health care services or had chronic diseases requiring frequent medical care.

Four types of infections are most often associated with sepsis: lung, urinary tract, skin, and gut.

-CDC

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Attribution: www.cdc.gov

Cunningham-Rundles-2012

An expert in the field of Common Variable Immune Deficiency, Cunningham-Rundles. Published “The Many Faces of Common Variable Immune Deficiency” in 2012. Research and education of common variable immune deficiency. The unknown, and known. Interesting and knowledgeable as always, as she is a leading expert in the field of Primary Immune Deficiency.

The many faces of common variable immunodeficiency

http://asheducationbook.hematologylibrary.org/content/2012/1/301.full

The Many Faces of Common Variable Immune Deficiency. (Cunningham-Rundles, C.). American Society Of Hematology. Volume (2012/12/8). Retrieved September 17, 2017 from http://asheducationbook.hematologylibrary.org/content/2012/1/301.full
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Every Patient Needs to Know: Patient Privacy is Profit. The Red Flags of Betrayal

Would you give a stranger your address? What about your Social Security Number? Probably not. Why are you giving away your Private Health Information? Chronically Ill patients are Cash in the bank. READ ON; Every patient with a chronic illness needs to know the dangers of volunteering your medical information. It’s more than a bank account they steal, it’s your life, literally. Identity thieves are not the only evil bunch that manipulate, destroy, and steal from you. There is a “white-collar” industry that profits trillions of $$ by preying on vulnerable patients. the Vertice (of the triangle) preys on the desperation of the chronically ill. The HIPPA protected records are gathered in a pre-meditated, manipulative and underhanded manner. Using human sociology and psychology weaknesses of the chronically ill. Gaining trust, and using tactics strategically calculated to engage the individual with a rare and terminal disease. They methodically extract the information- they only need one piece, but MANY patients offer more.Social media is their friend. Don’t think they don’t ADMINISTER and stalk groups! The same for ⬇️.

WHAT? Yes, what you viewed is not a cruel joke. Read On:

Add the following to your toolbox of self-advocacy:
Identity thieves are not the only evil bunch that manipulate, destroy, and steal from you. There is a “white-collar” industry that profits trillions of $$ by preying on vulnerable patients.

Technically, HIPPAs Privacy Rule, created national standards for protection of Individually Identifiable Health Information Health(PHI). The Security’s Rule is established as a national set of security standards in how records are stored and/or transferred, the Electronic Protected Health Information (e-PHI). Which in theory HIPPA should protect patients from sharing any of their personally identifiable records being released. In THEORY.

HIPPA specifically states that health information cannot be released without written consent to a physician to use or share your information for marketing or advertising purposes. The catch?
How are these entities able to trade/sell your names/diagnosis/treatments with the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture your life sustaining meds for a boatload of money? Worse? They get WEALTHY & POWERFUL. They own a good part of WASHINGTON (vertices 3).

It’s VERY EASY. They self proclaim that they are not a mandated “COVERED ENTITY” for HIPPA Compliance. Easy enough, and that is what they do. Under the e-PHI/PHI, if a patient volunteers verbally, or written form health related information (DX,MEDS, DOCS, NAME, Address)…..that is a-o-k. Not a violation of HIPPA. 1) They self proclaim they are not a “covered entity” & therefore not held to HIPPA Law. 2) They let the patient volunteer their private health information (under false pretenses) and a lot of psychology.
WHY are so many vulnerable patients willing do this? 3)As stated, they use methodical pre-mediated psychological mind games. In this case, it’s called the Reprococity Norm or even, The Foot in the Door. Simple speak: An expectation that if they do something for you, you will do something for them. In this case, (there are several examples) they buy you lunch at a meeting, you complete the survey or paperwork with private and medical information. Foot in the door is basically the same, they do something nice for you and expect a larger request from them to be honored by the patient.

4)Back to the information gathered: The PHI, patient information, medical diagnosis, treatment, care, life-sustaining medications, physicians, records, labs, are obtained in a sadistic way.
Albeit, not illegal, unless the office of Civil Affairs, Attorney Generals, and the IRS decide to audit their real activities. Since that’s not probable the Vertice (of the triangle) preys on desperation the chronically ill. The HIPPA protected records are gathered in a pre-meditated, manipulative and underhanded way. Using human sociology and psychology weaknesses of the chronically ill. Gaining trust, and using tactics strategically calculated to engage the person with a rare and terminal disease. They methodically extract the information they only need one piece, but MANY patients offer more.Social media is their friend. Don’t think they don’t administer and stalk groups! Posing as Patients, because they do. The same for ⬇️.

5) The second vertices throws in the statistical analysis/manufacturing/economics from the information gathered by vertices 1. If your following me, it’s the pharmaceutical industries that manufacture the life saving medications of the patient. The millions (or trillions) of tax-free dollars and/or taxable deductions, depending on which one gets the cash and which one “donates” occurs.

6. Finally, can’t fool you here ;( throwing (LOTS) of money at politicians, to write legislation that continues this cycle. Only now….we are heading into a viscous era with the development biosimilars and stem cell development and manufacturing. Have to applaud the 700+ organizations that supported CURES, NOT, and the complete lax in FDA oversight.

How are they doing this?
Easily, the in-between gains the trust (released from any HIPPA violation) of chronically ill patients, at the same time being protected by a 501(c) status. Therefore, the “gifts” are tax-free to boot. We don’t really KNOW how much cash is exchanged, millions, trillions? IT SURE IS TAX FREE.

Patients are not aware of the strategies used. Many desperate patients prefer to look the other way (see psychological examples), plain don’t know, or more than likely truly believe in the “only” agency that “advocates” for them (*Psychological explanations: Conformity; Social Loafing, Deindividuation, Group Polarization, In group Bias, Status Quo and Status Quo Bias).
>Until the day comes and their no longer profitable to the triangle of the powers. That in fact, alienate them. Then they die. No questions asked. New patients are diagnosed. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
***The cycle continues, and has, for at least 3 decades, possibly longer.

**What you can do to Protect Yourself (Advocate)
Recognize the red flags. Understand the purpose. Regain your HIPPA rights. You, WE, are not someone’s profit. WE are people with many diagnoses’. We live our battles everyday, we are NOT their blood money.

Rescind all previous permissions given for ANY records, paper and on any electronic database. Demand immediate deletion and shredding. Certified mail, fax, email. Are you registered with the NIH? Rethink that, as it stands it’s not a wise decision to have your healthcare records in a governmental agency, with # Cures now law.
Re-evaluate the rules you went through to become a member of any group, NFP or Social Media, ANY one. Never put in writing or verbally the specific private health related information mentioned above. On paper, mislead, or put NA for dx, doctors, meds. Don’t open ANY email from these groups– your email is traceable down to the GPS. Review the ways blogged here. Review the video above for legitimate organization features (Instagram pipunited). Research the org /agency of choice, have they really supported their patient population with legislation? Review their lobbying and bills opposed or supported. Stay tuned, I will address details in-depth to help you decide by advocating who really supports the Patients in your field of Chronic Illness.

I know it’s not believed as the truth, but every one of the patients they use to increase their bank accounts, should be aware of how much power they have given these people over their own mortality.

√I don’t know about you, but my physical struggling will not be capitalized on for greed.

Cliffhanger: There is a major 4th “vertices” to add to this “TRIOLOGY”. This entity and the “Profit NOT Patients”will be made public at a later date. Onward to our one Year Anniversary celebration!
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~~I hope this helps someone.
❤️PIPPY

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