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International. 54 affiliated groups. Founded 1988. Support, advocacy and information for persons with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and their families. Networking of members through newsletter and support groups across the country. Sharing of current information on treatments and research. Newsletter, group development guidelines, educational materials and advocacy information. Write: Alpha 1 Association 2937 SW 27th Ave., Suite 106 Miami, FL 33133 Voice: 1-800-521-3025 or 305-648-0088 Fax: 305-648-0089 Website: http://www.alpha1.org E-Mail: email@example.com Verified: 3/12/2014
Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis
National. 55 affiliated groups. 25,000 members. Founded 2001. Information, resources, educational materials and support for patients with pulmonary fibrosis. Write: Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis 10866 W. Washington Blvd, Ste 343 Culver City, CA 9023295118 Voice: 1-888-222-8541 Website: http://www.coalitionforpf.org E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 2/27/2014
Online. Provides support for patients diagnosed with COPD which includes emphysema and/or chronic bronchitis. Website: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/copdsurvivors and
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/copdsurvivors2/info E-Mail: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 3/6/2014
Online. Support for persons afflicted with emphysema. Offers information on local support groups. Forum for sharing ideas and help in dealing with emphysema. Listserv. Advocacy for research. Write: EFFORTS PO Box 20241 Kansas City, MO 64195-0241 Voice: 1-866-END-COPD Website: http://www.emphysema.net/bindex.html Verified: 3/5/2014
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
National. Provides support for individuals with pulmonary fibrosis. Dedicated to assisting the pulmonary fibrosis (PF) support group community as well as aiding in the establishment of new PF in-person and online support groups globally. To find a wide selection of support groups click on 'SUPPORT GROUPS'. Write: PFF 230 East Ohio St., Ste 304 Chicago, IL 60611-3201 Voice: 1-888-733-6741 Fax: 1-866-587-9158 Website: http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org E-Mail: email@example.com Verified: 2/19/2014
COPD Support, Inc.
Online. Support and sharing of ideas and experiences for persons with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder) and their caregivers. Mailing list, chatroom, forum and Facebook page. Groups include: patients, caregivers, stop smoking, exercise, 'Watch' program for those who live alone, and 'Smiles of Sunshine' to cheer those who are not well. Website: http://www.copd-support.com E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 11/6/2013
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
National. 100 affiliated groups. 5 chapters. Founded 1953. Provides support and information for persons with asthma and/or allergies through support groups, information and referrals and advocacy. Supports research, educates public about allergies and asthma. Lists groups nationwides. Assists in starting new groups. Write: AAFA 8201 Corporate Dr., #1000 Landover, MD 20785 Voice: 1-800-7-ASTHMA Website: http://www.aafa.org E-Mail: email@example.com Verified: 2/10/2014
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