Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Support from Alpha 1 Awareness UK

Welcome to Alpha-1 Awareness UK

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, also known as A1AT or AATD, is a genetic condition which results in 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. 


Ramada Solihull, The Square, Solihull, West Midlands  SATURDAY JUNE 14th 2014        10am-4pm 

For our Information Day this year we are going to the Birmingham Area, which we hope will be easily accessible for a large number of our members.   We have once again have an excellent selection of speakers, who we feel sure you will find interesting and informative. Go to Information Day, Solihull to read more or Register Online


Alpha-1 Awareness UK has just joined Givingabit – if you shop online then you can make a donation at no cost to yourself.  Visit our Fundraising Page

This website is run by Alphas and their carers. We do our very best to ensure that all information shown here is up-to-date and accurate. However, you should always consult your own GP or other medical professional if you have the slightest concerns about your health.

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The FIND-A1 project is designed to engage patients, doctors, nurses and other medical healthcare providers in the detection of the many alpha-1 antitrypsin deficient (A1AT/AATD) patients who are currently not diagnosed, or who are diagnosed as having some other condition.

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