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Meet the Advocates

MyIgSource can connect you with other caregivers and patients living with PI. Find emotional support by talking one-on-one with these Patient Advocates, who have firsthand experience with managing the daily challenges of PI.

You can also connect with nurses who are experienced in helping patients manage their PI and treatment. These Nurse Advocates can help answer your questions about GAMMAGARD LIQUID administration and help you talk to your doctor about your treatment. Please note, Nurse Advocates cannot give medical advice.


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Meet Your Patient Advocates


Dayna

Dayna is the mother of four children with PI, the Editor-in-Chief of Just Like Me series and co-creator of the Therapeutic Play Kit. Dayna created the My IgG Book for her oldest son, Charlie.

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Kristin

Kristin is a mother of four who has experienced the pain of misdiagnosis of one of her children and the comfort that comes from speaking with other caregivers and patients.

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Tarsha

Tarsha understands the value of MyIgSource firsthand. Diagnosed with common variable immunodeficiency, she took advantage of the resources and tools the program offers. Tarsha looks forward to helping with the journey for other patients.

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Julie

For Julie, a PI diagnosis didn’t mean giving up an active lifestyle. In fact, shortly after being diagnosed, she participated in her first relay event to raise awareness of PI. Julie is married with a stepson and has worked as an ultrasound technician for more than 10 years.

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Karen

Karen was diagnosed with PI in 2011. As a working mother of three adolescent children and the wife of a police officer, Karen knows a thing or two about managing a chronic illness along with everyday life.

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Nurse Advocates


Kristen

Nurse Advocate Kristen has been a registered nurse in the outpatient setting for 7 years. As a nurse advocate, she knows how important it is for patients and their families/caregivers to be educated about a patients’ condition. Kristen enjoys sharing her knowledge with other healthcare professionals.

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Erin

Erin has been a nurse advocate for MyIgSource for one year, and has been a registered nurse for 10 years, with 6 of those in hematology and oncology, specializing as an educator, infusion nurse, and presenter. She is an expert in IG therapy and excels in infusion therapy skills. Erin enjoys providing training to health care providers and has a passion for patient education and empowerment.

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Gammagard Liquid MyIgCoPayCard Program Terms and Conditions

This manufacturer's coupon program is not valid for prescriptions reimbursed, in whole or in part, by Medicaid, Medicare, Medigap, VA, DoD, TRICARE, or any other federal or state healthcare programs, including state pharmaceutical assistance programs, and where prohibited by the health insurance provider or by law

Shire's MyIgCoPayCard program provides a maximum total benefit of $5,000 for eligible out-of-pocket costs and expires 12 months from date of activation. Eligible costs include deductible, copayment, and co-insurance costs for eligible Shire IG (Immunoglobulin) products. Non-medication expenses, such as ancillary supplies or administration-related costs, are not eligible.

To be eligible, patients must: 1. be starting or receiving treatment with (and have current prescription for) an eligible Shire IG product with an ICD-10 for a diagnosis of Primary Immunodeficiency; and 2. have commercial insurance that covers medication costs for prescribed Shire IG product and allows for CoPay assistance; and 3. be two (2) years old or older.

Acceptance of this offer must be consistent with the terms of benefits provided by patient's health insurance provider.

Offer limited to one card per person and may not be combined with any other coupon, discount, prescription savings card, rebate, free trial, patient assistance, or other offer.

This program is only valid for residents of the United States.

Shire reserves the right to change or discontinue this program at any time without notice.

This is not health insurance.

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If your insurance situation changes, it is your responsibility to notify MyIgSource's CoPay assistance program.


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SHIRE and the Shire Logo are registered trademarks of Shire Pharmaceutical Holdings Ireland Limited or its affiliates. Gammagard Liquid is a trademark or registered trademark of Baxalta Incorporated, a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Shire plc.

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Selected Important Safety Information for GAMMAGARD LIQUID
  • GAMMAGARD LIQUID can cause decreased kidney function or kidney failure, blood clots in the heart, brain, lungs or elsewhere in the body. Call your healthcare professional or go to your emergency department right away if you have: Reduced urination, sudden weight gain, or swelling in your legs. These could be signs of a kidney problem. Pain, swelling, warmth, redness, or a lump in your legs or arms. These could be signs of a blood clot.
  • Do not take GAMMAGARD LIQUID if you have a known history of a severe allergic reaction to IgG or other blood products.