How You Can Help

Get Involved

Join or Lead a Support Group

Alpha-1 Canada has support groups across Canada and you are invited to join. We are always looking for support group members in all provinces and volunteer support group leaders too.

donate funds

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Donating to Alpha-1 Canada provides patient support and funds our efforts to educate healthcare providers to advocate for Alpha-1 testing and to promote awareness for this rare genetic disease. To donate please visit www.alpha1canada.ca/get-involved/donate/  

donate blood

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Your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply and you will feel good knowing you have helped change a life. For a clinic near you please visit www.blood.ca or www.hema-quebec.qc.ca 

donate plasma

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Plasma donation is critically important and contributes to saving lives. Your plasma will be used to create therapies that treat a variety of conditions and diseases, such as Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. To locate a plasma donation clinic near you please visit www.blood.ca/en/blood/about-plasma or www.hema-quebec.qc.ca

donate life

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Sign your organ donor card and share your wishes with your family. One donor can save up to 8 lives through organ donation and enhance the lives of up to 75 more through the gift of tissue. Organ transplantation is another option for Alpha-1 patients with end-stage lung or liver disease. To find out how to register in your province please visit www.cantransplant.ca/home/organ-and-tissue-donation-consent/  
DISCLAIMER:This website is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your physician. It is not the intention of this website to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide the Canadian Alpha-1 Community with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorder. Specific medical advice will not be provided and Alpha-1 Canada urges you to consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions.
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