Macrophage activation syndrome
A rare hemophagocytic syndrome characterized by excessive activation and proliferation of macrophages and T cells occurring in the context of a variety of diseases including infections neoplasms rheumatic disorders and leading to sudden onset of persistent fever lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly. Complications include profound depression of one or more blood cell lines with coagulopathy and pancytopenia and impaired liver and renal function. Bone marrow examination reveals numerous well differentiated macrophages actively phagocytosing hematopoietic elements.
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The Dynamite Foundation Inc
The Dynamite Foundation is on a mission to share love, hope, and joy with individuals impacted by Histiocytosis around the world
We are dedicated to raising awareness about histiocytic disorders, providing educational and emotional support, and funding research leading to better treatments and a cure.
Phone: 856 589-6606 The Histiocytosis Association of America is dedicated to raising awareness about histiocytic disorders, providing educational and emotional support, and funding research leading to better treatments and a cure. Outreach Initiatives These programs include educational brochures, networking directories, regional education meetings, newsletters, toll-free phone number, annual awareness campaign, online virtual community website, physician-linking network, and volunteer coalition. Fundraising Initiatives The goal of the Histiocytosis Association's Fundraising Program is to provide resources for the Association's research program, member support programs, administrative and fundraising costs through a cooperative effort of the Board of Trustees and Association staff with assistance from patients, families, physicians and friends of the Association. The HAA Community The Histiocytosis Association of America, a non-profit organization registered with the Federal Government, is dedicated to helping those dealing with the effects of rare histiocytic disorders by providing a variety of educational programs and emotional support services. There is no cost to become a member of the Histiocytosis Association of America. Membership is automatic at the time of initial contact and/or original request for information. Members are entered into the Association's database and coded according to his/her relationship with a histiocytosis patient. This coding system insures that members receive all pertinent and appropriate materials. Histiocytosis Association of America 332 North Broadway Pitman, New Jersey 08071 USA General Email: [email protected] Toll Free: 1 800-548-2758 In US and Canada only Phone: +1 856-589-6606 Fax: +1 856-589-6614 Jeffrey M. Toughill President Email: [email protected] Beth Anne Miller, MNM Chief Operating Officer Director of Development Email: [email protected] Charlotte Eastlack Finance Manager Email: [email protected] Jonna Dersch Web Development Manager Email: [email protected] ChristineToughill Special Events Manager Email: [email protected] Kathy Wisniewski Volunteer Program Manager Email: [email protected] Bryan Biello Fundraising Associate Email: [email protected] Gina Shim Administrative Assistant Email: [email protected] Katie Schopfer Community Outreach Associate Email: [email protected] c Suite 101 Pitman NJ 08071 8565896606 8565896614 8005482758 [email protected]
Immune Deficiency Foundation
To improve the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of people affected by primary immunodeficiency.
Help Hope Live
Help Hope Live supports community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical expenses and related costs due to organ transplants or catastrophic injuries or illnesses. For 38 years, Help Hope Live has been showing clients and families how to bring together a network of relatives, friends, and neighbors in fundraising efforts to help cover the cost of uncovered medical expenses. These efforts play a critical role in helping our clients recover and maintain their health and independence. Since 1983, we have helped thousands of people raise millions of dollars for Help Hope Live to pay a wide range of expenses, including out-of-pocket costs for: medications, durable medical equipment, home health care, wheelchair-accessibility modifications, physical therapy, innovative treatments, medical travel and temporary relocation, even emergency living assistance. Our program has also helped thousands pay it forward and assist others with their medical expenses. Annually, we help place medical care within reach of about 5,000 families across the nation.
Center for Chronic Illness
The Center for Chronic Illness (CCI) promotes well-being and decreases isolation for those impacted by ongoing health challenges through support and education.
TO INCLUDE, INFORM AND INSPIRE people around the globe through the joy of skating, reflecting the compassion, respect and innovation that make ours the world’s premier inclusive organisation. Inclusive Skating is dedicated to the advancement of public participation in sport and the promotion of equality and diversity. Our primary objective is the development and implementation of programming which fosters the inclusion of skaters with any form of impairment or disability. Our ethos of inclusion extends to skaters of all ages and backgrounds; we welcome all with open arms. Values of empathy, integrity and empowerment are central to the pursuit of these goals. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the community, camaraderie, self-fulfilment, achievement, challenge, and thrill that participation in skating sports offers. We work to create these opportunities by offering activities, educational resources, events, training, and championships for our community.
Rare Disease Ghana Initiative
To improve the wellbeing and quality of life of persons living with undiagnosed and rare diseases in Ghana
Connecting young adults impacted by a rare or chronic condition with social and emotional support in the hope of improving their quality of life.
Jamal’s Helping Hands
Jamal's Helping Hands provides services for patients affected by rare disease and their families. With a vision to become a premier resource and national leader in education, outreach, advocacy, and support to individuals affected by rare disease. JHH enhances the quality of its clients lives by providing an array of services to make the experience of rare disease easier.
Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), founded in 1996, is the nation’s leading direct patient services organization whose mission is to safeguard patients with chronic, life-threatening, and debilitating diseases through effective mediation of issues related to access to care and preservation of financial stability. Patients must be seeking help with any of the following needs related to their diagnosis: • Accessing prescribed healthcare, including understanding their healthcare benefits • Issues related to their health insurance benefits, including denials of care, out-of-pocket costs, network issues, and insurance options • Financial concerns, including cost-of-living expenses and medical expenses • Practical needs, including transportation and nutritional needs • Assistance with filing an application for disability Since its inception, PAF has provided direct, sustained patient assistance to more than 1.7 million patients and touched many more through its website and outreach events. Amongst the more common issues that patients and caregivers call PAF for help with include the inability to afford transportation expenses, inability to afford rent/mortgage, inability to afford their co-pay for medications, and inability to afford utilities and resulting shut-off notices. PAF serves patients with numerous health conditions, the majority of which have some form of cancer. Non-cancer diagnoses included rare diseases, chronic and debilitating conditions, nervous system conditions, cardiovascular conditions and vascular disease, autoimmune diseases, and diabetes. PAF solicits and receives donations to its programs from a multitude of sources including government agencies, non-profit organizations and for-profit organizations in the healthcare sector, including pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers. Patient Advocate Foundation also has several distinct programs targeting specific populations with an emphasis on the underserved.
Botswana Organisation for rare Diseases
advocate for Rare disease patients and their families
Life Branches NFP Inc
Provide emotional wellness mental health to rare disease patients
Rare Disorders Kenya
Provide a strong common voice to advocate for a rare disease health policy and a better healthcare system that works for those with rare diseases
Youth and Women for Opportunities Uganda-YWOU
Youth and Women for Opportunities-YWOU an organization that we represent is patient organization re-presentative, patient and institution and individual capacity builder supporting PLWRD’s to obtain diagnosis, treatment and drugs for those suffering consequences of being undiagnosed or misdiagnosed and lack treatment and those who lack precise diagnosis for rare, orphan and undiagnosed diseases preventing PLWRD’s accessing the most adapted care, treatment or surgery, have delayed access to the most appropriate care, treatment or surgery
Indo US Organization for Rare Diseases (IndoUSrare)
With an initial focus on the Indian diaspora, our mission is to build cross-border collaborations to connect stakeholders of rare diseases in low- and middle-income regions—such as India—with their counterparts & clinical researchers in the US. This allows to improve the diversity of clinical trial participants, accelerates RnD, & improves equitable access to life-saving therapies.
Rare Disease Male Mental Health Support Group
To The purpose of the group is to help break the stigma around male mental health and to encourage to take care of their emotional well being . It provides rare disease patients, caregivers with a safe space to talk about their experiences, get support and listen to other peoples stories . Having a rare disease comes with many added layers which can impact your life such as physical, medical, emotional, relationships and bereavement so it is important to talk about your emotional and mental well-being. Through awareness and education men have come together in this format and despite different rare conditions have found there is more on common with other men through connecting and supporting each other in this way .
Undiagnosed Diseases Network Foundation (UDNF)
The UDNF aims to end the diagnostic and therapeutic odyssey for all through the evolution and expansion of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network.
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