What began as a strange tingling sensation in one leg quickly progressed to numbness and weakness in both and even his arms. It took 3 neurologists and more than a year of tests to finally diagnose him with a rare neurological disorder that targets the body’s nerves.
Brenda was fearful she wouldn’t be around to see her two sons grow up. Her plasma protein therapy turned a grim future into one of hope and gives her the opportunity to live a normal life as wife and mother.
Brian was a regular runner but two days after running five miles, he could no longer walk. In the emergency room, he found out he had a rare immune disorder and could have ended up on a ventilator, but a single round of immunoglobulin helped him recover.
Amber started with a goal of donating plasma 10 times — which was the number of plasma treatments her late mother received to help combat a rare auto-immune disease. When she learned treatments actually take hundreds, sometimes thousands of donations, she decided to keep on giving.
When A Debilitating Disease Put Polly In A Wheelchair, Plasma-Based Treatment Got Her Back On Her Feet
Polly spent her 12th birthday at the hospital, paralyzed from the shoulders down. A plasma protein therapy helped her fight a rare neurological disorder and got her back on her feet.
Becky is afraid of needles and can’t stand the sight of blood, but that hasn’t stopped her from donating plasma twice a week for nearly six years — because she realizes how important treatments made from plasma are.
Michelle’s immune disorder prevents her blood from clotting normally, resulting in excessive bruising and internal bleeding. Her plasma protein therapy helps her manage the illness so she can care for her young son.
Sam has been dealing with a chronic neurological disorder that can cause numbness, weakness and pain since he was 10. Now 18, his therapy lets him to go to school and even fulfill his dream of marching in the school band.