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'Tis the season of giving thanks and gifts! PDSA is once again proud to partner with #GivingTuesday™ in a day of "giving back" on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
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ITP Superheroes Pedal for Platelets!
A passion for cycling & their devotion to ITP patients brings 3 PDSA Administrators together for the cause.
Affordable Care Act
What patient insurance assistance is available with the Affordable Care Act?
The American Plasma Users Coalition has created a Personal Health Insurance Toolkit that reflects the current ACA regulations.
The Inspirational Kristin Hunt
Congratulations to PDSA Member Kristin Hunt for completing the "Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal 1/2 Marathon" and for raising awareness for ITP and over $2,000 for PDSA!
Spotlight on Family Health History
Learn how to take charge of your health and share your diagnosis with your family
Join in the fun to support PDSA and raise awareness for ITP!
Video & Audio from ITP Conference 2013
12+ hours of important information on DVD/CD or USB Flash Drive
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Local family's concern of Gardasil vaccine
"The Mosher family says their daughter, Kirstie, is part of the 8 percent that is serious. Their daughter was 12 when she went to the doctors for a check up. They say the doctor suggested she get the Gardasil vaccine and the Moshers said yes. But after what happened to their daughter, they hope their story will make parents really look into the vaccine before saying yes."
- By News 10, WHEC
Bad Break Leads to Good Deed
"Ashley Elwell would have been excused by many for having other things dominating her mind when she visited UNC Hospital’s Pediatric Hematology-Oncology department. For example, treatments for her rare blood disorder. But the Garner Magnet High School freshman instead noticed non-patients in the waiting room – siblings of patients, in particular – and wanted to do something for them.
- By Kyle Jahner, NewsObserver.com. Photo by Bruce Elwell
Great Falls native pedals for blood disorder
"Canfield Harwell’s next notch in her cycling journey is a fundraiser. She will ride 111 miles in the El Tour de Tucson on Nov. 23 to raise money and awareness for a blood disorder called idiopathic (or immune) thrombocytopenic purpura..."
- By Briana Wipf, Tribune Staff Writer
Virtual Pedal for Platelets
Jump Into High Gear & Leave the ITP Rollercoaster in the Dust! On November 23, 2013, PDSA Board Chair Peter Pruitt, PDSA Board member and ITP patient Jamie Harwell, and Dr. Michael Tarantino will make PDSA history. The 3 will ride 111 miles in 1 day in El Tour de Tucson on Team PDSA in support of PDSA programs & research!
Sharing my Struggle with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
"A couple of years ago I experienced one of the scariest times in my life. I was diagnosed with ITP, an autoimmune blood disorder in which my spleen was attacking my blood platelets.
I am the mother of 2 young children, so life is and was pretty busy and non-stop go, go, go. We did not live near our extended family, therefore, we did not have the support of family to pick up the slack when I or my husband felt ill..."
"Making the world of ITP a more manageable place to be"
The Platelet Disorder Support Association is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and other platelet disorders through:
Education • Advocacy • Research • Support
Comprehensive information on conventional therapies usually prescribed for ITP as well as therapies outside of the usual medical mainstream that some patients with ITP have used successfully.
Advocacy helps build awareness and support for ITP and other platelet disorders. Everyone interested in having more people know about ITP, having greater access to treatment, and getting more funding ITP and related diseases can help.
ITP Conference DVDs, free booklets and pamphlets, diet and lifestyle information, PDSA newsletters, journal articles and abstracts, PDSA E-News.
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