About the Platelet Disorder Support Association
The Platelet Disorder Support Association is a non-profit corporation founded in August, 1998 to provide information, support, and encourage research about ITP and other platelet disorders.
It all began as a simple idea in the spring of 1997, construct a web site that provided a place to share our ITP stories. Since www.itppeople.com was initiated it has grown exponentially and has become the site of choice for many with ITP and other platelet disorders.
Patient Education - We provide on-line and printed information that enhances the knowledge of the disease, treatments, and wellness practices. We investigate and report the most recent research findings and treatment recommendations.
Support Services - Our services promote patient-to-patient, patient-to-physician, and patient-to-medical provider communication. We encourage patient involvement in treatment and life-style decisions.
Public Education - Through contacts with the media and the publication of educational materials, we strive to increase the amount of information presented and available about ITP and other platelet disorders.
Platelet Disorder Research and Advocacy - We assist and encourage research in the treatment of ITP and other platelet disorders through surveys and collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, physicians, and researchers.