News Archive

Support Groups

November 17: Vancouver Support Group & Info Session

The group enjoyed an informative two hour session with Dr. Zypchen who gave a presentation, took part in group discussion and answered general questions.

Special thanks to local Answering TTP Foundation volunteer Iveta Finnson, who helped organize the event and attended to facilitate and share her personal story.

Support Groups

November 13: Columbus, OH Support Group & Info Session

Close to 50 patients and supporters attended to share and support one another. Dr. Cataland discussed some of the similarities and difference between aHUS and TTP, and informed the group about an upcoming headache study in TTP patients. Exciting developments!

Support Groups

May 23: Saint John Support Group & Info Session

About 30 people attended the first Saint John TTP Support Group & Info Session. Dr. Comeau (Hematologist Saint John Regional Hospital) gave an overview on TTP and answered general questions for the group. The session was preceded by a Passion for Plasma blood drive to enable patients to show their appreciation to blood donors.

Blood Donation

Big Save Blood Drive

CBS partnered with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) for the 3rd annual event to draw sports enthusiasts out to give blood alongside their favorite athletes!

Last year this one day mega-clinic at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto brought in 574 units of blood.

Answering TTP Foundation was thrilled to participate again this year. We appreciate the opportunity to thank donors for their precious gift, and to educate all participants about TTP.

Rare Disease Day TTP Blood Drive

Participants gathered their friends, family and co-workers to join the team to give blood anywhere in the world on International Rare Diseases Day (February 29, 2012) in honour of TTP.

Registration for the 2012 event is now closed. Canadian participants can still join the effort as part of the Answering TTP Foundation's Partner for Life Program with Canadian Blood Services (see above).

Fundraising Initiatives

2011 Walk Top Fundraisers

Congratulations to all 70 participants for their efforts.

Together we raised $22 000 and much needed awareness!

Special mention to Mina Rajan whose initiative raised over $10,200 with her effort from Calgary, Alberta.

Top fundraisers in order of total amount raised: