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Medford resident Jennifer Arruda recognized as Extraordinary Nurse
"Winchester Hospital has recognized Medford resident Jennifer Arruda, RN, as its most recent recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
Based in Glen Ellen, Calif., the nonprofit DAISY Foundation was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at age 33 from complications of the autoimmune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) in 1999."
- By the Medford Transcript.
Blood drive held for teen with rare blood disorder
"Dozens of Harley owners held a blood drive to help John Phillips who has the blood disorder ITP."
- By KCRA TV.
3D engineered bone marrow-like material produces functioning human platelets
"Researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering and the University of Pavia (Italy) have developed a three-dimensional tissue made from porous silk, that’s capable of producing platelets for clinical use. The development is expected to have a significant impact on treatment of blood diseases." - From Tufts University School of Engineering Press Release
"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.