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September is ITP Awareness Month
THE PUSH IS ON!
Help spread the word about ITP during the month of September.
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It’s that time of year! Every gift makes a difference in the life of someone with ITP or another platelet disorder.
Blood Sisters on Ellen
Melissa and Kristin want to get on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to help raise awareness for ITP.
ITP Conference 2014 Photo Gallery
ITP Conference 2014 was a great success! A big thank you to all who attended, sponsored and/or volunteered.
Get Up, Get Out & Walk or Run for ITP!
Raise money for PDSA and raise awareness for ITP during this season's fundraising events!
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Scientists Discover New Way to Make Human Platelets
"Using human stem cells and a device called a bioreactor, which mimics the body's natural way of producing blood cells but on a larger scale, the researchers said their method eliminates risks and complications associated with donor blood transfusion."
- By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay News.
Rigel Initiates Phase 3 Studies of Fostamatinib in ITP
"Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the initiation of a Phase 3 clinical program for its oral SYK inhibitor, fostamatinib, in patients with ITP (immune thrombocytopenic purpura). "
- PR Newswire Press Release.
Hoboken company's platelet disorder drug gains receives FDA approval
"Octapharma USA, located at 121 River St., said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the intravenous drug Octagam 10%, a treatment for adults with chronic Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The drug helps raise platelet counts."
- By Amanda Eisenberg, The Jersey Journal . Photo by Octapharma.com.
One Mother's Love Letter to Her Daughter with ITP
"There was that awful day the doctors misdiagnosed you with leukemia. They told me you were going to die if you didn't get immediate treatment, and all I could think of was, "No! My baby cannot be this sick. She's only 7 years old!"
- written by Dori Hartley - illustration by Dori Hartley.
One ITP Patient's Story
"Graceann had her spleen removed and received several platelet transfusions after her platelet count drops to life threatening levels. She credits donors with saving her life."
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!
"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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