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Respiratory Disease / Emphysema

This information is provided as a resource and does not constitute an endorsement for any group. It is the responsibility of the reader to decide whether a group is appropriate for his/her needs. For evidence-based information on diseases, conditions, symptoms, treatment and wellness issues, continue searching this site.

Alpha-1 Association

International. 54 affiliated groups. Founded 1988. Support, advocacy and information for persons with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and their families. Networking of members through newsletter and support groups across the country. Sharing of current information on treatments and research. Newsletter, group development guidelines, educational materials and advocacy information.
Write:
Alpha 1 Association
2937 SW 27th Ave., Suite 106
Miami, FL 33133
Voice: 1-800-521-3025 or 305-648-0088
Fax: 305-648-0089
Website: http://www.alpha1.org
E-mail: info@alpha1.org
Verified: 9/12/2013

Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis

National. 55 affiliated groups. 25,000 members. Founded 2001. Information, resources, educational materials and support for patients with pulmonary fibrosis.
Write:
Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis
10866 W. Washington Blvd, Ste 343
Culver City, CA 9023295118
Voice: 1-888-222-8541
Website: http://www.coalitionforpf.org
E-mail: info@coalitionforpf.org
Verified: 9/3/2013

COPD Survivors

Online. Provides support for patients diagnosed with COPD which includes emphysema and/or chronic bronchitis.
Website: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/copdsurvivors
E-mail: copdsurvivors-owner@yahoogroups.com
Verified: 9/3/2013

EFFORTS

Online. Support for persons afflicted with emphysema. Offers information on local support groups. Forum for sharing ideas and help in dealing with emphysema. Listserv. Advocacy for research.
Write:
EFFORTS
PO Box 20241
Kansas City, MO 64195-0241
Website: http://www.emphysema.net/bindex.html
Verified: 7/25/2013

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

National. Provides support for individuals with pulmonary fibrosis. Dedicated to assisting the pulmonary fibrosis (PF) support goup community as well as aiding in the establishment of new PF in-person and online support groups globally. To find a wide selection of support groups click on 'SUPPORT GROUPS'.
Write:
PFF
230 East Ohio St., Ste 304
Chicago, IL 60611-3201
Voice: 1-888-733-6741
Fax: 1-866-587-915
Website: http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org
Verified: 9/25/2013

WebMD Medical Reference from the American Self-Help Clearinghouse

Last Updated: September 04, 2014
This information is provided as a resource and does not constitute an endorsement for any group.  It is the responsibility of the reader to decide whether a group is appropriate for his/her needs.  For evidence-based information on diseases, conditions, symptoms, treatment and wellness issues, continue searching this site.This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.   

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