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ITP Convention 2017

Having celebrated the ITP Support Association's 20th birthday in 2015 we are marking our 20th patient convention in 2017. We held our 10th Convention at the Royal College of Pathologists, and return to London for our 20th, this time at the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine in Wimpole Street. You may know this address for its medical associations and as the street where Elizabeth Barrett Browning lived, but did you know John Lennon & Paul McCartney wrote 'I Want to Hold Your Hand', and Paul penned the tune of 'Yesterday' while staying in Wimpole Street?

Entry by ticket only

Our Convention will take place in the Max Rayne Auditorium & Atrium on Sat 13th May from 10am to 5.30pm with what can only be described as an ITP star cast!

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Join us

What are the benefits of membership?
Membership of the ITP Support Association mailing list brings you:

The Platelet, our quarterly journal, access to our Friends counselling volunteers, further information on ITP, treatment and the latest research, through our numerous free booklets and factsheets, a free ICH alert card in case of a bleeding emergency, advice from our medical advisors on difficult conditions, concession ticket price for the annual ITP Support Association Conventions featuring visiting ITP specialists and occasional optional surveys to gather data on ITP.

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There are many easy ways that you can make a donation to The ITP Support Association.

All donations large or small are very much appreciated.

The ITP Support Association depends entirely on support from its friends and helpers and, of course, all donations are very gratefully received. This helps us to maintain the service we offer to those with ITP and their families and boost our Research Fund. But those who pay income tax can increase the value of their donations to the ITP Support Association without it costing them one penny more.

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Info for Patients

What is ITP
Immune thrombocytopenia (formerly known as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) is a medical term for an autoimmune disorder (immune) causing a shortage of platelets (thrombocytopenia) and bruising (purpura).

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About the ITP Support Association

Charity Registration No. 1064480

The ITP Support Association is a UK registered charity which aims to promote and improve the general welfare of patients, and the families of patients, with Immune Thrombocytopenia (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) by providing:Patient/parental/antenatal information and support

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ITP Research funded or supported by the Association

There is no state funding for ITP research, nor does The ITP Support Association receive any government funding, so it is entirely due to the generous donations and fundraising efforts of people with an interest in ITP that such valuable and much-needed research, as listed below, has been carried out.

New projects yet to start

In 2016 The Association agreed to fund the following projects:

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