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Welcome to the PDSA Media Room

The Platelet Disorder Support Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization dedicated to supporting those adults, children and families with ITP, immune thrombocytopenia. Our organization is devoted to bringing you the most timely, accurate and comprehensive information about ITP and our efforts to encourage research to find promising therapies and ultimately a cure for ITP and other platelet disorders.

In the 20 years since the PDSA was founded, we have served as a beacon of hope for more than 25,000 individuals and families through education, advocacy, research, and support. For many ITP patients and their families this disease is a roller coaster ride of emotions including feelings of helplessness, anxiety, fear, and depression. ITP can have a huge impact on the day-to-day physical and psychological aspects of a person's life.

We hope you will take a few minutes to learn more about the disease by reading the real-life stories of people living with ITP.

This is ITP

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If you are a member of the news media and would like to receive periodic updates about the ongoing efforts of the PDSA, ITP research, and other related topics, please give us your e-mail address. The Platelet Disorder Support Association will not share your information with other organizations.


Media Contact

If you would like to use information published on this site in stories about ITP, please cite the Platelet Disorder Support Association as the source. The PDSA would appreciate you providing your audience with the PDSA's national toll-free number: 1-87-PLATELET (877) 528-3538, and our website:

If you have a question, require additional information or would like to interview a PDSA representative, member of our medical advisory board, or a person with ITP, please contact us at 440-746-9003 or via email at

Thank you for your continued support. Please come back again soon.


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