ITP Awareness Month ProclamationPDSA is dedicated to raising awareness, progressing research, and creating better outcomes for people living with ITP. This commitment led to the designation of September as National ITP Awareness Month in 2010. Each September, we concentrate our efforts to spotlight the ITP patient experience, increase public awareness of ITP, and ensure patients and caregivers have access to our growing network of resources and support.

The theme for ITP Awareness Month 2024 is Paint the Town Purple. PDSA continues to be the leading resource for ITP patients around the world, dedicated to keeping the ITP community informed and aware of the latest in ITP research, treatments, and support services available. This year's ITP Awareness Month will focus on raising awareness within our local communities and celebrating the accomplishments we have made within the ITP community. All month long, we invite you to join us in honoring the network of patients, caregivers, physicians, and industry partners working together to improve outcomes for those living with ITP.

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“Behind the Mystery of Chronic ITP”
Lifetime Channel honors ITP Awareness Month

PDSA and members of the ITP community were called on to help raise awareness for ITP on Behind the Mystery, a recurring series on Lifetime’s The Balancing Act which is devoted to rare and genetic disease advocacy. The program dedicated to ITP features PDSA President and CEO Caroline Kruse, ITP patient and PDSA member Brenda Shy, PDSA Medical Advisor Terry Gernsheimer, MD, and Glenna Shen, Head of Patient Advocacy and Public Policy at Sobi, hosted by Montel Williams and Olga Villaverde.

The program was aired on September 6 and 13 in recognition of ITP Awareness Month!

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ITP Awareness Beyond September

PDSA’s efforts to raise awareness and support the ITP community don’t end when September is over! PDSA offers innovative and patient-centered programming, as well as a comprehensive selection of resources for patients, caregivers, health care professionals, and researchers.

PLUS, with a current PDSA Membership, you will have access to select recorded content from the ITP Conference.


Become a PDSA Member and join an engaged, active community of patients, caregivers, family members, friends, and health care professionals who share the common goal of advancing ITP patient-centered education, advocacy, and research. PDSA Members are vital partners in our mission to empower ITP patients and receive exclusive benefits including our quarterly publication, The Platelet News, and a reduced rate for the annual ITP Conference.

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