Respiratory Disease / Emphysema
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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.
Alpha 1 Association
2937 SW 27th Ave., Suite 106
Miami, FL 33133
National. 55 affiliated groups. 25,000 members. Founded 2001. Information, resources, educational materials and support for patients with pulmonary fibrosis.
Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis
10866 W. Washington Blvd, Ste 343
Culver City, CA 902329-5118
Provides support for patients diagnosed with COPD which includes emphysema and/or chronic bronchitis also with an asthma component.
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.
PO Box 20241
Kansas City, MO 64195-0241