• ITP Conference 2017
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  • Save the Date

    Learn, talk, share at ITP Conference 2017. July 28th-30th in Chandler, AZ near Phoenix.
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  • The Power of Membership

    Make a difference in the lives of those living with ITP and receive the 28-page Platelet News.
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  • Get Pumped for PDSA’s 8th National Walk/Run

    Let us help you plan a 2017 Pump it up for Platelets! event in your community.
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  • Shop at PDSA's Platelet Store

    The Platelet Store has beautiful, meaningful ITP awareness items and medical ID jewelry for you or your loved one.
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  • Free Materials

    Living with ITP? Learn more with our free educational publications and resources to help you better understand and manage your disease.
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PDSA logo The Platelet Disorder Support Association

is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and other platelet disorders through

Education.   Advocacy.   Research.   Support.

"Making the world of ITP a more manageable place to be"

Newly Diagnosed

Important ITP information for newly diagnosed patients, cargivers or family members.

ITP Treatments

Conventional therapies usually prescribed for ITP as well as those outside of the medical mainstream.

Free Publications

Booklets and pamphlets, diet and lifestyle information, PDSA E-News, and much more.

Research Program

New ITP Research Grants Program now accepting proposals. First submission deadline Feb. 1, 2017.

ITP News & Information

  • 21st Century Cures Act Signed Into Law by President Obama

    21st Century Cures Act Signed Into Law by President Obama

    Today, President Obama signed into the law the 21st Century Cures Act. The massive bill will bring much needed funding to medical research, including research focused on rare diseases. Many in the rare disease community have worked for years to get this legislation passed and we at Rare Disease Report want to thank all that

  • News from the 2016 American Society of Hematology Meeting

    News from the 2016 American Society of Hematology Meeting

    The latest research was presented at the ITP Breakfast Meeting at ASH in San Diego on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

    Here are some of the findings:

    1. One year after diagnosis of ITP in children, most children will recover and 10% will become chronic.

    2. Steroids given to children who do not have significant bleeding

  • NORD Ready to Address New Challenges Based on Election Results

    NORD Ready to Address New Challenges Based on Election Results

    The following statement was issued by Peter L. Saltonstall, President and CEO of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), following the results of the recent U.S. election.

    “Many of us were surprised by the outcome of the presidential election last week. The pollsters and the pundits were predicting a different outcome. But the long

  • AARDA Salutes PDSA and Other Autoimmune Heros

    AARDA Salutes PDSA and Other Autoimmune Heros

    "AARDA’s #AutoimmuneHeroes campaign recognizes the work of individuals and organizations that have advanced the autoimmune disease agenda in the areas of research, patient safety, advocacy, public education and awareness, service and volunteerism, among others.

    Created and facilitated by AARDA, the NCAPG and its members advocate tireless on key issues – patient safety, step therapy, access

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PDSA has support groups across the United States and Canada and new groups continue to form. Get involved, get support, help others.

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PDSA is a community built for you or your loved one with ITP. Find answers on our private discussion group with thousands of members.

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Sign-up to receive our FREE E-News and other periodic publications. Get involved in the PDSA online community, participate in important discussions, read personal stories, and connect with others.

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ITP Awareness

Support ITP Awareness Month, Sport Purple for Platelets Day, and many other events throughout the U.S. and World to raise awareness for ITP and funds for ITP research and PDSA programs.



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