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The UK ITP Forum have updated their information for patients with ITP regarding coronavirus…
The ITP Support Association - 25 Years in Pictures The ITP Support Association was founded in 1995 by Shirley Watson MBE, this video gives us a glimpse of the many people who have been involved with…

The ITP Support Association - 25 Years in Pictures

The ITP Support Association - 25 Years in Pictures The ITP Support Association was founded in 1995 by Shirley Watson MBE, this video gives us a glimpse of the many people who have been involved with the organisation over the first 25 years. This video premiered at the opening of the ITP Support…

EHA - European Affairs Committee Appointment

European Haematology Association (EHA) Appointment We are extremely pleased and proud to announce the appointment of the ITP Support Association Trustee Mr Derek Elston to the European Haematology Associations, European Affairs Committee as the second patient representative from the Patient…
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All-Ireland ITP Patient Meeting - 12th November 2020

All-Ireland ITP Patient Meeting The ITP Support Association is pleased to announce that it will be holding an All-Ireland ITP Patient Meeting on Thursday 12th November at 7pm using the Zoom Video conferencing system. we will have the expertise of top haematologists from Ireland and the UK taking…
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Global Awareness Week - Patient Stories

We are celebrating Global Awareness Week (21st to 25th September 2020, with some fantastic Patient Stories, go to ITP Patient Stories If you would like your ITP story published email it to mervyn.morgan@itpsupport.org.uk

The TRAPeze (Thrombopoietin Receptor Agonist Patient experience) survey

The TRAPeze (Thrombopoietin Receptor Agonist Patient experience) survey About the survey We are pleased to announce the launch of a new survey, the TRAPeze study is about life with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). We would like to understand how ITP affects your daily life and what treatments and…

ITP Registries - September 2020 update

UK ITP Registries The ITP Support Association has been a proud supporter of the UK ITP Registries since their inception. In 2020 we continued this support with grants of £22,000 for the Adult ITP Registry at Barts Health NHS Trust and £22,000 for the Childhood ITP Registry at the Royal Manchester…

The latest edition of the Platelet (September 2020 edition) is now available

The latest edition of the Platelet (September 2020 edition) is now available to download, due to the Covid-19 pandemic printed copies may take a little longer than normal to be produced and despatched, therefore we will be making this edition free to download for the next few weeks. Enjoy some…
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The Flu vaccine and ITP

The Flu vaccine and ITP. Please note that this general advice on the influenza vaccine has been written by one of the Association's medical advisors, Professor Adrian Newland CBE, but it does not replace any advice given to you by your consultant or GP who knows you and your ITP. The influenza…

International ITP Alliance: Updates and upcoming events

International ITP Alliance: Updates and upcoming events Our good friend, Nancy Potthast, Director of Marketing at the Platelet Disorder Support Association in the United States of America has produced this update for globalITP.org which is the website for the ITP International Alliance. First and…

Horses For Courses by Anthony Heard

Horses For Courses by Anthony Heard Many regular readers of my ITP blog will know that I have always been an advocate for the Future Learn series of courses available online in a wide variety of subjects. The Future Learn programme is 100% online and you can study courses provided by world-class…

Is this the New Normal? by Rhonda Anderson

Is this the New Normal? by Rhonda Anderson When you read this, we will be in official Autumn. You will have heard the national sigh of relief that children have gone back to school, and the groan of anguish that a vaccine will probably not be ready until 2021. It seems unbelievable that we are…

We are now publishing some of the excellent articles received from ITP Patients about their experiences with the condition.

If you have an ITP Story that you would like to share please contact us by email Contact us. We can share on this website and in our quarterly journal, The Platelet.