December edition of the Platelet online version available to all

The December edition of the New Look Platelet is available online The December 2019 edition of the New Look Platelet is now available to download from the members area of the website, if you have not yet joined the ITP Support Association click here. But as it is Christmas we are making this…

First Meeting of the Broomfield Hospital ITP Support Group

First Meeting of the Broomfield Hospital ITP Support Group A huge thankyou to Dr Pavel P Kotoucek and his team at the Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford for making all who attended the first meeting of their ITP Local Support Group welcome. We would also like to thank friend of the ITP Support…

Worcester ITP Support Group - First Meeting

Worcester ITP Support Group - First Meeting The first meeting of the new Worcester ITP Support Group took place on Fri 10th Jan. A big thank you to Jo Marlow. The next Worcester meeting will be in April (Date TBC shortly) Also thanks to Waitrose for making their Community Room available for the…

Press Release - Grifols to launch TAVLESSE® in Europe and Turkey

Grifols to launch TAVLESSE® in Europe and Turkey to continue reinforcing its commercial strategy and commitment to patients European Commission has approved TAVLESSE® (fostamatinib) for the treatment of chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in adult patients who are refractory to other treatments.…

INTERNATIONAL UPDATE for 2019

INTERNATIONAL UPDATE for 2019 By Derek Elston, Trustee, ITP Support Association The last twelve months have been extremely busy with the association being involved in representing ITP patients not only within the United Kingdom, but also within Europe and beyond. Whilst much of the involvement has…

ITP AWARENESS - Looking forward to RARE DISEASE DAY 2020

ITP AWARENESS - Looking forward to RARE DISEASE DAY 2020 By Anthony Heard The annual ITP September Awareness Campaign has now come to a close after a wonderful purple tinged month. With contributions from all corners of the globe we have once again drawn attention to ITP in spectacular fashion. A…

Update on the UK Adult ITP Registry

Update on the UK Adult ITP Registry by Haroon Miah, Research Coordinator / Data Manager at the Royal London Hospital In the last year we have added 19 new sites to the 74 hospitals that already report their new ITP patients to the Registry. This is 69% of the acute non-specialist Trusts in the UK…

New Medical Advisor – Dr. Gerard Crotty

New Medical Advisor – Dr. Gerard Crotty Dr. Gerard Crotty I am pleased to announce that we have a new Medical Advisor joining our long list of ITP experts, a big welcome to Dr. Gerard Crotty, Consultant Haematologist with the Health Service Executive (HSE) of Ireland. Some of you will recall Dr.…