Don't forget – SEPTEMBER IS ITP AWARENESS MONTH!
Please help our campaign to increase awareness of ITP
- To increase awareness about the symptoms and to stress the importance of seeking medical advice and diagnostic tests for adults and children suffering from unexplained bruising and/or bleeding.
- To increase awareness in schools so that parents of children with ITP bruising are not subjected to accusions or suspicion of physical abuse.
- To increase awareness amongst health professionals (GPs , paramedics, A&E staff, midwives, dentists etc) so that adults and children with ITP, or those who have lost their spleen through ITP, receive the appropriate medical care.
- To increase public awareness through fundraising events to raise money for much needed ITP research which (unlike some better known diseases) receives no state funding.
Dont forget Purple ITP Awareness Wrist Bands are available from our online store at £1 each plus postage via the following link ...Online Shop - ITP Wristbands
The 2nd annual Global ITP Awareness Week is September 25-29! Join the International ITP Alliance during this week-long celebration to create a deeper understanding of ITP and create a global voice for immune thrombocytopenia patients. Like, Share, Go #global4ITP, and Unite in the Fight to BEAT ITP! www.GlobalITP.org
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) has NO CURE. Tough to pronounce? It sure is - and even more challenging to live with! It’s Global ITP Awareness Week – Like, Share, Go #global4ITP, and Unite in the Fight to BEAT ITP! www.GlobalITP.org
ITP affects 10X AS MANY PEOPLE as hemophilia. During this 2nd annual Global ITP Awareness Week, join the movement to promote public awareness for the most common autoimmune bleeding disorder unknown to most! Like, Share, Go #global4ITP, and Unite in the Fight to BEAT ITP! www.GlobalITP.org
ITP patients are often told that the extreme, unrelenting exhaustion they experience is imagined. Fatigue is real and can be debilitating in living life with ITP. Possible causes are the treatments, changes in cytokines, and serotonin. It’s Global ITP Awareness Week – Like, Share, Go #global4ITP, and Unite in the Fight to BEAT ITP! www.GlobalITP.org
An ITP bruise is more than skin deep. Purple (ITP’s awareness color) represents bruising not only caused by spontaneous bleeding, but the emotional stress and anxiety the disease can cause to one’s spirit. Today we Sport #purple4platelets in support of ITP Warriors around the globe! Like, Share, Go #global4ITP, and Unite in the Fight to BEAT ITP! www.GlobalITP.org