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Giving to PDSA

PDSA relies on the philanthropic support of the ITP community to educate patients and the medical community about developments in diagnosis and treatment, to provide support to individuals affected by ITP, and to fund vital research to find the causes and cure for ITP.

For Individuals
When you make a gift of $25 or more, we will proudly recognize you as a PDSA Member (unless you indicate otherwise) for one calendar year from the date of your gift.  You receive a number of benefits with your membership, and PDSA receives a benefit as well: some funders look at the number of members that an organization has as they consider whether to fund that organization.  In other words, the larger our membership base, the more attractive we are to potential partners.

To learn more about how your membership gift makes a difference, please CLICK HERE.

To make your membership gift right now, CLICK HERE.

For Companies and Organizations
PDSA is grateful for the support it receives from its partners in the corporate and non-profit sectors.  To learn more about giving and sponsorship opportunities, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., PDSA’s Executive Director.  Companies and organizations are not eligible for PDSA Membership, but are instead recognized as PDSA Supporters.

Making Your Gift

Online
Giving online is the easiest, quickest, and most cost-efficient way for you to support PDSA.  You don’t need to hunt for a stamp, you get an immediate e-receipt that you can use for your taxes, and PDSA avoids the paper and postage of a printed receipt.  Please CLICK HERE to make your online gift.

Mail
Please make your check payable to “Platelet Disorder Support Association,” write “Membership” in the memo line, and then mail your check to:

Platelet Disorder Support Association
133 Rollins Avenue, Suite 5
Rockville, MD 20852

Telephone
Call us toll-free at (877) 528-3538 and we’ll take your credit card information over the phone.

Stock
Please contact Caroline Kruse, PDSA's Executive Director at (877) 528-3538 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss making gifts of stock, securities, or any other assets.

Providing PDSA with Additional Instructions

Tribute Gifts
In times of great joy or great sorrow, people often make gifts to PDSA in honor of or in memory of a friend or family member. If you would like your gift to be recognized as a tribute gift, please indicate so in the Tribute Giving section of our online giving page in the memo section of your check. Also, if you provide us with a name and address, we will send a card to the tributee or the family member so they know that a gift was made in the tributee’s name.

Restricted Gifts
Unless otherwise noted by the donor, a donor’s gift will support all of the initiatives that PDSA undertakes. There are, however, two restricted funds that you can support as well.  First is the PDSA Research Fund.  Second is the Audi Gerstein Scholarship Fund.  If you want your gift to support either of those funds, please indicate that on the “Donor Notes” section of our online giving page, or write it in the memo section of your check.  If you are interested in discussion the creation of another restricted giving area, please contact Caroline Kruse, PDSA's Executive Director at (877) 528-3538 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other Ways of Giving

There are numerous ways of supporting PDSA through outside channels.  Please note, however, that each of these channels have different business rules: some retain a portion of your gift as a processing fee, some do not name you as a donor, and many only disburse funds on a quarterly basis.

Here are a few additional channels that you may use to support PDSA:

Additional Information

The Platelet Disorder Support Association is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  PDSA’s tax ID number is 22-3611011.

If you have any questions about making a gift, please contact PDSA at (877) 528-3538 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..