News Archive

Our Condolences

Our heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Max Marin who died 10 days after being diagnosed with TTP. Max lived in Calgary, Alberta. He was a 45-year-old father, husband and well-known MMA trainer. Reports indicate that the TTP diagnosis was missed by the health clinic he visited initially.  Only when his health deteriorated, and his family took him to the main hospital, was he diagnosed with TTP.

Patient Advisory for TTP Guideline Developement

A research team at McMaster University has partnered with the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostatis (ISTH) to create a clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis and management of TTP. The goal is to bring together a panel of expert researchers, clinicians, and patients to develop a set of recommendations on how to diagnose and treat TTP. Ultimately, this guideline will contribute to high quality care for patients with TTP around the world.

aTTP Study Continues Recruiting

A healthcare research continues to recruit patients who have been diagnosed with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP) and live in the Continental US. This research focuses on understanding your experience with aTTP as well as evaluating a questionnaire designed for use in patients with aTTP. This research may help improve how the patients’ experience is accounted for in clinical trials for new treatments.

Fundraising Initiatives

2017 Walk to Answer TTP Together

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, one hundred and fifty registered participants took part in the 7th annual Walk to Answer TTP Together. Participants walked internationally, in their local communities to help raise life-saving awareness and funds for TTP!

Blood Donation

Pam shares her story

Walk to Answer TTP participant continues her awareness and fundraising for TTP. On September 22 Pam hosted a blood drive in Charlottetown. Pam has been participating in the annual Walk to Answer TTP Together since 2012. Thank you for your dedication to the cause Pam. Your efforts keep the conversation about TTP alive. Pam's story is available here.