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How to Use Asthma and COPD Inhalers Correctly

An interactive audio-visual online inhaler training is now available free for Asthma and COPD patients in English and Spanish.

The Supplemental Oxygen Guide

A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions for supplemental oxygen users.

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Oxygen Travel Fund

The Alpha-1 Foundation has an Oxygen Travel Fund that provides oxygen and equipment for Alphas in financial need to travel to their physicians, hospitals and to Alpha-1 educational events.

To learn more about how to apply for support from this fund, please email jcollins@alpha1.org or call 1-877-228-7321 ext. 251.

A minimum of 30 days notice is needed to arrange travel with supplemental oxygen utilizing this program. This fund was made possible by the generosity of CSL Behring and Grifols.

A User's Perspective of Portable Oxygen

Created by Dr. Peter Wilson, this website contains descriptions of all types of portable oxygen systems, traveling with oxygen, safety, as well as a Q&A section.

Some companies that provide oxygen therapy

The AARC has an educational resource called "A Patient's Guide to Aerosol Drug Delivery" to help respiratory patients understand today's confusing world of aerosol drug delivery. The growing number of aerosol medications and devices coming to market over the past few years has been great for offering various methods of delivering aerosols, but it has also complicated learning how to take these medications.

This guide offers clear and simple tips for respiratory patients, as well as several diagrams showing how to take aerosol medications correctly.

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Oxygen Travel Fund

The Alpha-1 Foundation has an Oxygen Travel Fund that provides oxygen and equipment for Alphas in financial need to travel to their physicians, hospitals and to Alpha-1 educational events. To learn more about how to apply for support from this fund, please email chorsak@alpha1.org or call 1-877.346-3212. A minimum of 30 days notice is needed to arrange travel with supplemental oxygen utilizing this program. This fund was made possible by the generosity of CSL Behring and Grifols.

Air Charity Network

Air Charity Network is a national volunteer network for patient air transportation.

The National Patient Air Transport Helpline

The National Patient Air Transport Helpline provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation and provides referrals.

Delta Airlines - Economy Comfort at No Extra Charge

A note for anyone traveling by Delta Airlines and flying with oxygen: If you book your flight on Delta in an economy seat, you can then call Delta’s Disability Assistance line, 1-404-209-3434, and the airline will give you economy comfort seating at no extra charge.

While this is a policy of Delta Airlines, if you are flying with oxygen on a different airline, it can’t hurt to ask!