Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, also known as A1AT or AATD, is a genetic condition resulting from a lack of the alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) protein in the blood. AAT is produced by the liver and serves to protect both the liver and the lungs. A lack of the AAT protein can lead to emphysema and other serious lung and liver disease.
RAPID Trial Results Show that Replacement Therapy Works
Results just published from CSL Behring’s clinical trial which finished last September show the effectiveness of replacement therapy in slowing down lung degradation in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficient patients. News item.
Online Charity Shop Launched
Buy Alpha-1 Awareness UK-branded items and raise charity funds
Officially launched on the 11th May 2013 at our massively-successfully Alpha-1 50th-Anniversary Info Day, we’re proud to introduce the Alpha-1 Awareness UK online Charity Shop at www.alpha1shop.org.uk – where you can purchase all kinds of fabulous gifts, handy everyday items, stylish clothing and shopping bags, Christmas cards and other fundraising essentials that will help further the cause of our charity! Show your support for Alpha-1 Awareness UK, spread the word about Alpha-1, and tell your friends about the new shop! Most of all, come along and buy something – every purchase helps support Alphas in Britain.
What are you waiting for? Visit www.alpha1shop.org.uk now, and hurry while stocks last!
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