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Alpha-1 Foundation earns highest not-for-profit accreditations

Alpha-1 Foundation earns highest not-for-profit accreditations
Monday, July 15, 2019
The Alpha-1 Foundation earned the 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest database and source of nonprofit information, and received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the largest charity evaluator in the U.S., for the ninth consecutive year. By sharing metrics that highlight the progress that the Alpha-1...
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The Alpha-1 Foundation gears up for the 2019 Global meetings in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
MIAMI, Feb. 26th, 2019 - The 7th Alpha-1 Global Patient Congress and 4th International Research Conference on Alpha-1 Antitrypsin will be held April 3-6, at the Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Patient leaders, physicians...
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The Johnsons are ready to party for a cure… ‘80s style!

Friday, February 15, 2019
Richard and Sarah Johnson of St. Johns, Florida, have not stop believing in the mission of the Alpha-1 Foundation. Eleven years ago, when their son Lucas and daughter Grace were diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) they made a...
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Alpha-1 Foundation expresses gratitude to plasma donors

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Recently, the New York Times published an article that, in the opinion of the Alpha-1 Foundation, portrayed an image of plasma donors that only focused on one side of the story.  Plasma donors can come from all backgrounds and levels of...
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NORD continues to bridge the gap between patients and their health care

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Since its inception in the early 1980s, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has been instrumental in providing assistance to individuals affected by rare diseases and their families; it was influential in the Orphan Drug Act of...
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Alpha-1 Foundation welcomes new President and CEO

Monday, February 4, 2019
The Alpha-1 Foundation Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Miriam O’Day as the new president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Alpha-1 Foundation. “We thank Miriam for serving as interim CEO, since...
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Tips and resources for Alphas and the cold weather

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Cold weather conditions can worsen symptoms for lung affected Alphas and for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), as low temperatures can often lead to fatigue and windy days can cause shortness of breath. Also, the dry...
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Alpha friend and leader Jim Quill passes away

Monday, January 14, 2019
It is with a heavy heart that the Alpha-1 Foundation shares the passing of a dear friend and leader, James Quill on Sunday, January 13th, 2019 in Bluffton, South Carolina. He was 67. Jim was on the Alpha-1 Foundation Board of Directors since...
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Shire is now part of Takeda

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. and Shire Biotechnology company took an exciting step forward by completing the acquisition that was announced in 2018 and becoming a global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in...
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Apic Bio announces $40M financing to advance novel gene therapies for rare genetic disorders

Monday, January 7, 2019
Apic Bio, Inc., an innovative gene therapy company developing novel treatment options for patients with rare genetic diseases, announced the completion of a $40 million Series A financing led by Morningside Venture Investments, Ltd. Existing...
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FDA sends warnings after several people hospitalized with infections from stem cell shots

Friday, December 21, 2018
Twelve patients became seriously ill after receiving injections that supposedly contained stem cells from umbilical cord blood, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which issued a warning to the California company, Genetech,...
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Near and far, the 2018 Virtual Walk raised the bar

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Alphas from all over the United States joined together in November for the annual Alpha-1 Foundation Virtual Walk. For 30 days, in 36 states, friends and family supported one strong mission to find a cure. From near and far, 68 teams and 40 solo...
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Giants in chest medicine: Gerard M. Turino, MD

Thursday, December 13, 2018
“My initial encounter with Gerry Turino took place in 1976, during my first year as a pathology intern at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital. I was referred to him by a colleague, after mentioning my interest in connective tissue research. When...
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