This year PIO supported their regional groups and individual members in the organisation of activities and lectures observing WPIW. Prior to the Week we sent out invitations, information letters and press releases and produced post cards, posters and warning signs for primary immunodeficiency. We ordered small bottles of hand sanitizers and balloons both branded with PIO´s logotype that were sold at meetings and exhibitions for fundraising.
Several regional groups observed WPIW at their local hospitals with small exhibitions, spreading information leaflets and answering questions. They organised small lectures on primary immunodeficiencies in children, on the warning signs, on treatment and future perspectives.
Two members organized a fundraising concert at a church attracting almost 200 visitors who very generously contributed for PIO. Another interesting initiative, a marathon knitting café, was also an important fundraising moment.
One regional group gathered to raise awareness by talking to people in the street and to media prior to releasing balloons in the air.
To learn more about these events please visit immunbristveckan.nu and our organisation´s website pio.nu
PIO extends its gratitude to Baxter, CSL Behring, NordicInfu Care, Octapharma and Steripolar for good cooperation. Our warm thanks also go to IPOPI for support, campaign materials, etc, and to our regional groups members, media and everyone who in different ways helped raise awareness about primary immunodeficiencies during World PI Week 2015.