Foundation News

Why Rare Conditions Deserve Attention and Recognition as a Global Health Concern

As Rare Disease Day is approaching, CSL Behring is in touch with leaders of patient advocacy groups to explain why rare conditions deserve attention and recognition as a global health concern. Click here to read what Lisa Butler, the Executive Director of GBS|CIDP Foundation, and other nonprofits have to say. Having any disease can be…

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Brenda, Making the Most of Now with her Rollator

Brenda Perales is a patient of Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN) and has been associated with the MMN community and Foundation for several years. During her journey with MMN, she always felt stressed whenever she had to walk alone for more than 100 feet. This was true whether she was walking through the halls of the…

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FDA Has Approved New Treatment Options for CIDP Patients

FDA has approved both Takeda’s HYQVIA, a new maintenance therapy for patients with CIDP, and GAMMAGARD LIQUID®. The Foundation advocates for access to all products at all points of care. As always, the Foundation recommends consulting with your physician when exploring new treatment options.   More information at our HYQVIA Treatment and Access Page: https://www.gbs-cidp.org/treatments-access/takeda/ Approval…

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Takeda Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for HYQVIA® as Maintenance Therapy in Patients with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

TAKEDA receives positive CHMP opinion for HYQVIA® as maintenance therapy in patients with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) issued a positive opinion for HYQVIA® as a maintenance therapy for patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP).  Please find the press release here:  https://www.takeda.com/newsroom/newsreleases/2023/Takeda-Receives-Positive-CHMP-Opinion-for-HYQVIA-as-Maintenance-Therapy-in-Patients-with-Chronic-Inflammatory-Demyelinating-Polyneuropathy-CIDP/

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2023 Symposium Hill Day

Sharing Patient Stories on the Hill Written by Ellie Herman, Advocacy Coordinator To kickoff this year’s 2023 International Symposium, the advocacy team brought 60 patients and care partners to Capitol Hill for a day of storytelling and advocacy with our lawmakers. Hill Day participants were divided into 11 teams and interacted with over 30 offices…

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Research at the GBS|CIDP Foundation International Patient Symposium  

As part of the 2023 International Patient Symposium, the Foundation was thrilled to welcome seven young medical professionals – ranging from those in their residency to those finishing their Ph.D. – to join the conference and learn from our Global Medical Advisory Board and from the patient community. These young professionals attended sessions, facilitated Q&A’s,…

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Plasma Awareness Event at Meredith College 

Written by Ellie Herman, Advocacy Coordinator To recognize International Plasma Awareness Week and educate their community about the need for plasma donations, students and staff at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina held a Project Plasma awareness event on October 4th. Meredith’s Marketing and Communications Office and Student Wellness Organization hosted a tabling event where…

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September Hill Visit

In anticipation of the Foundation’s most recent iteration of our Medicare IVIG Access Enhancement Act being introduced in the House of Representatives in the coming days, Foundation staff Chelsey Fix and Ellie Herman went down to Capitol Hill for a day of on-the-ground advocacy. Joined by Health and Medicine Counsel staff, they met with 6…

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Tips and Tricks for Traveling

The Coffee Chat, Tips and Tricks for Traveling, hosted by Foundation staff members Kelly McCoy and Lori Besiege, offered valuable support on how to navigate the challenges that may arise while you are on a plane, train, or bus with a neurological condition that may cause mobility issues. Whether you are traveling to our International…

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Foundation Co-hosts Open House with Bryn Mawr Rehab

In July of 2023, the Foundation co-hosted an Open House with Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital in Malvern, PA.  GBS and CIDP patients in attendance received a guided tour of the facility from the PT and OT’s, as well as a demonstration of adaptive devices and recreational therapies. The feedback from our community has been very…

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Volunteer spreads awareness in local hospitals

There is no greater force than like-minds joining together for a common mission to change lives. The Foundation volunteers continue to play an active role in our community by raising awareness of GBS, CIDP, MMN, and the Foundation resources. Ray Lopez, Boca Raton Liaison, has made it his mission to visit local hospitals and share…

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Taking Volunteering to the Next Level

Taking Volunteering to the Next Level The Foundation volunteers are taking volunteering to a whole new level! Don’t miss a chance to tune into what our current volunteers are doing in the community. There is no greater force than like-minds joining together for a common mission to change lives. The Foundation volunteers continue to play…

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