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Gratitude and good wishes this holiday season to you, the foundation of our success

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Because the goodwill of those we serve is the foundation of our success, it’s a pleasure at this holiday time to say thank you. We wish you a happy holiday season and a New Year of health, happiness and prosperity. Board...
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FDA to lift lifetime ban on gay blood donors

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday that it would scrap a decades-old lifetime prohibition on blood donation by gay and bisexual men, a change that experts said was long overdue and could lift the annual blood supply by as much...
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Foundation joins coalition urging House to support drug benefits

Monday, December 22, 2014
The Alpha-1 Foundation and COPD Foundation joined two dozen other organizations of the Medicare Access of Patients Rx (MAPRx) Coalition in writing to leaders of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, urging support of Part D drug...
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Alpha-1 Canada launches kids’ program with ‘Look At Us'

Monday, December 22, 2014
Just in time for the holidays, Alpha-1 Canada is launching its A-1 Kids Program to bring information, education and support to children with Alpha-1, their caregivers, family members and healthcare providers. Early intervention and education...
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Happy Holidays from the Alpha-1 Foundation

Friday, December 19, 2014
Because the goodwill of those we serve is the foundation of our success, it’s a pleasure at this holiday time to say thank you. We wish you a happy holiday season and a New Year of health, happiness and prosperity. Board &...
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Alpha Daryl Kunz draws strength from community, cycling

Friday, December 19, 2014
What if your passion preserved your life? Would you think about it differently, even to the point of making it a priority? For Daryl Kunz, whose passion for 20 years has been cycling, these questions are more than rhetorical musings. Every...
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Alpha Daryl Kunz draws strength from community, cycling

Friday, December 19, 2014
What if your passion preserved your life? Would you think about it differently, even to the point of making it a priority? For Daryl Kunz, whose passion for 20 years has been cycling, these questions are more than rhetorical musings. Every...
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Alpha-1 Foundation CEO John Walsh elected to NHC Board

Thursday, December 18, 2014
John Walsh, president and co-founder of the Alpha-1 Foundation, has been re-elected to the National Health Council‘s 2015 Board of Directors. Walsh served on the Board this year, and as NHC Board Chair in 2005-06. Read more about him...
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‘Allergy & Asthma Today’ features article on Alpha-1

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Winter 2014 issue of Allergy & Asthma Today, the Allergy and Asthma Network (AANMA)'s quarterly magazine, features the article "How Alpha-1 Mimics Asthma and COPD," by Alpha-1 Foundation Communications Director Bob Campbell. He interviews...
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National Health Council launches upgraded site to help with health insurance choices

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The National Health Council has launched its newly upgraded website, PuttingPatientsFirst.net. The website gives people the tools to gain a better understanding of their options in the health insurance marketplace and find...
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Study: E-cigarette use has overtaken smoking among youths

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A new federal survey has found that electronic cigarette use among teenagers has surpassed the use of traditional cigarettes as smoking has continued to decline. Health advocates say the trend for e-cigarette use, or vaping, is dangerous because...
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FDA OKs system that aims to make blood plasma donation safer, but experts have reservations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first system that could be used by blood banks to destroy viruses and bacteria in donated blood plasma, potentially making transfusions safer. The system represents an extra safety step...
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