WCLLD 2022 Video Testimonials – Dr Alina Gerrie, Assistant Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
On World CLL Day 2022 the CLL community released a full set of inspiring videos that share patients’, carers’ and clinicians’ experience of the challenges a CLL diagnosis can bring and what it is like to live and navigate in this latest phase of the pandemic. We will be featuring these videos on clladvocates.net (see news section) by publishing one video every week until the end of December.
On the occasion of World CLL Day 2022 (WCLLD22), Dr Alina Gerrie, Assistant Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver in Canada shares how chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) impacts the immune system, what this means in relation to COVID-19 and what is needed for the immunocompromised to get on board and navigate the lifting of public health safety measures.
Watch Dr Alina Gerrie video here:
We would like to express our gratitude to all participants for sharing their voice in rising awareness about chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and the impact of COVID-19 on the immunocompromised patients. As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and life returns to normal for those with healthy immune systems, the CLL patients may remain at risk.
Please help the immunocompromised to get on board with the rest of society. Continue spreading the message of awareness!