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How Your Donation Makes a Difference

PDSA Support Groups

  • 39 local support groups (including Canada)
  • 1 Teleconference Support Group for Parents of Children with ITP
  • 1 Teleconference Support Group for Canadian Patients and Family Members

PDSA Web site

  • 200+ pages of FREE information
  • 50,000+ unique visits per month; 80,000-90,000 total visits per month

Brochures & Articles (FREE)

  • 25 booklets (including Spanish, French, Finnish and Mandarin Chinese versions) & numerous articles

PDSA Publications

  • 2 quarterly newsletters & FREE monthly e-newsletter
  • 80,000 copies of “Guide to ITP” distributed to medical institutions and hematology offices

PDSA Discussion Group

  • 100,000 + messages posted to the PDSA forum

Social Networking

  • 10,000 + Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers
  • 12,000 + YouTube & Vimeo video views

Name Exchange Program

  • 900 participants

PDSA Patient Support & Referral Service

  • 5,000 US and international calls/emails per year

PDSA Research Program

  • To support initiatives that lead to better outcomes for the people we serve

Scholarship Fund

  • 40 students with ITP received the Audi Gerstein Platelet Disorder Scholarship

Annual ITP Conference

  • 15 annual conferences
  • 3,250 + attendees
  • $50,000 + in conference scholarships given out to attendees in need

National Walk/Run

  • 6 annual events
  • 39 locations
  • 3,500 + participants
  • 2,000 “Pump it up for Platelets” t-shirts distributed

ITP Awareness Month and Sport Purple for Platelets Day

  • 5 international events
  • 30 + newspaper articles including stories in the UK and India
  • 8 TV feature stories on FOX, CBS, ABC and NBC
  • 6,800 + awareness bands distributed
  • 2,800 + ITP awareness pins distributed

ITP Day on the Hill

  • 27 participants met with 20 congressional staff members from 10 states

 

PDSA receives NO federal funding.  Programs are made possible through private donations, fundraising efforts, memberships, and grants through our corporate sponsors.