PDSA relies on the philanthropic and volunteer 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.
Become a Member
PDSA Members are an engaged, active community of patients, caregivers, family members, friends, and clinicians passionate about raising public awareness, progressing research and advancing better outcomes for people living with ITP. They are vital partners in driving our mission and in sustaining life-altering resources for patients and caregivers as they navigate the ITP journey—wherever they are in their diagnosis.
Host a Fundraiser
As a nonprofit corporation that receives no federal funding, PDSA’s efforts are only made possible through the generosity of private donations, memberships, grants from corporate sponsors and fundraising efforts organized by dedicated volunteers who engage their local communities, family, friends and colleagues in their amazing grassroots events.
Get started and set up your personal fundraising page to make a difference.
Remember to find out if your employer has a matching gifts program and remind any co-workers and others who donate to also ask for a corporate match. It’s an easy way to double your fundraising dollars!
PDSA’S National Walk/Run
Pump It Up For Platelets! events are 100 percent volunteer driven and connect patients and caregivers within the ITP community. They offer an opportunity for individual engagement, raise awareness, provide essential funding and empower those affected by ITP. Find a location near you or organize your own event!
Other Ways to Donate
Donations from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations have allowed us to make great progress in generating awareness, advancing research and uniting the ITP community globally.
Learn more about other ways to donate to PDSA to help us ensure ITP patients are empowered through education, awareness, research and support.
Become an ITP Ambassador
Although a diagnosis of ITP is rare, you’re not alone. PDSA Support Groups across the United States and Canada are there for anyone looking for support in coping with ITP—and new groups continue to form.
ITP Awareness Events
September is all about ITP! Each year, we at PDSA dedicate September as ITP Awareness MonthSM and Sport Purple for Platelets DaySM on the last Friday of September. From organizing a Sport Purple day or dress down event at work or school, the sky is the limit on ways to fundraise in support of PDSA throughout September. Create your own online fundraising page.
The premier national patient event where patients learn the most current ITP information, meet the world’s top ITP specialists, connect with the ITP community and gain valuable insight into managing life with ITP.
Advocacy (speaking in favor of a cause, idea, or policy) helps build awareness and support for ITP and other platelet disorders. Anyone interested in having more people know about ITP, having greater access to treatment and getting more funding for ITP and related diseases can help.
Changing public policy, having national and state governments enact laws and fund directions that benefit our cause can take much time and effort. PDSA has been working with like-minded organizations and related government agencies for years to bring awareness and enact changes—and our work continues and grows.
Every call, every letter, every meeting can help our advocacy efforts. You can help by:
- Attending meetings, writing letters, signing petitions
- Attending marches, rallies and political fundraisers
- Educating yourself through seminars and symposia
- Telling your story to reporters and other media
- Participating in surveys and registries to help researchers gather data to support your position
US Government Contacts
Outside of the U.S.?
You can help too. Contact your local and national government. ITP is everywhere.
PDSA Advocacy Programs
- Healthcare Access
- Blood Safety
- Autoimmune Awareness
- Rare Disease Awareness
- US Government Agency Connections