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.

Online Charity Shop

Buy Alpha-1 Awareness UK-branded items and raise charity funds. 

Follow the link at the top of this page or go to our online charity shop at  – 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.

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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