Saskatchewan IG Stewardship Program

Immune Globulin (IVIG) is an expensive product and is a limited resource. It is prepared by several commercial manufacturers who use plasma derived from many donors to produce IVIG. Saskatchewan is one of the highest per capita users of IVIG across the nation.

In appropriately selected patients and clinical settings, IVIG therapy is life-saving. As with all blood products there are a number of possible risks with its use. The associated risks and significant costs provide a strong incentive to ensure that IVIG is prescribed only for appropriate clinical indications for which there is a known benefit.

Contact the program:  Mon. Fri. 8-4:30 p.m., 306-766-3135 p.m. Excluding Statutory Holidays.


IVIG Resources

Immune Globulin Guideline & Supporting Resources - To download resources use Chrome

This clinical practice guideline and background document were produced as part of the Prairie Collaborative Immune Globulin (IG) Utilization Management Framework project, which was initiated to establish criteria for IG therapy as a means to increase accountability for the quality, safety, and sustainability of the blood supply system, and to demonstrate stewardship for the use of public funds. This project is a trilateral agreement between the Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan ministries of health, involved multidisciplinary committees comprised of specialists from the three provinces, and was supported by a research team from the Ambassador Guideline Adaptation and Development Program at the Institute of Health Economics (IHE).


Document Name Date of Original Publication Date Revised
Background Document July 17, 2018 January 31, 2023 Download
Adjusted Body Weight Work Standard for Pediatric 10% IVIG May 17, 2023 May 24, 2023 Download

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