For Nick, your donation is a game changer
Over the past 30 years, Nick has received 360 infusions from donated plasma. Today, he’s inspired to learn as much as he can about his diagnoses, and help provide support to others in similar situations. Here’s his story.
Nick was diagnosed with hyper IgM syndrome at just five-months-old – a genetic condition which means his body can’t produce all the antibodies needed to protect him from infection. “They call it an invisible illness,” says Nick, “on the outside I’m healthy, positive and optimistic, so everyone is unaware of my hidden battles”. Every month, Nick relies on infusions created from donated plasma to preserve his quality of life.
When Nick’s nephew Brodie was diagnosed with the same condition, Nick was inspired to take action -- dedicating his time to raise funds and awareness of disorders like his. Later this year, Nick will donate his bone marrow and blood to gene editing research at the University of California in Los Angeles in the hope of finally finding a cure.
But without plasma donations, none of Nick’s good work would be possible. “It means the world to me and my family. People call plasma ‘liquid gold’ – but gold has a price.” For him, the value of plasma is infinite. It’s been a game changer.
The need for plasma in Australia is growing. Right now, your plasma can be used in 18 different life-giving ways - that’s why we call plasma a game changer. So if you want to change the game and lives of people lie Nick, sign up to become a donor today. It’s super easy and so rewarding. Learn more about donating plasma.