Congratulations to Laura Thomson who has raised a huge £1,300 for The ITP Support Association.

Laura’s father, Neil Thomson (a father of five girls) has been suffering from ITP since 2011.

On Sunday 1st October Laura ran in the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow with her mother in law Elaine Gibson to help raise funds for ITP. Unfortunately one week prior to the run Laura took a tumble and dislocated her right shoulder, did that stop her taking part, NO, like a true star she took part in the run and both Laura and Elaine crossed the finishing line with a time of 1 hour 16 minutes.

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One more volunteer required for Pharmaceutical Company Telephone or Skype interviews

An agency acting for a pharmaceutical company wishes to conduct telephone or Skype interviews with a further four ITP patients who are in the 20's or 30's with a confirmed diagnosis of ITP in order to gain a better understanding of the symptoms and specifically the impacts they experience.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.

A big thank you to those who responded and took part in the previous round of interviews.




The ITP Shop is now online and open

The updated ITP Shop is now online with all your favourite fundraising items, Wristbands, Pens, even a Cuddly Toy.

All proceeds from sales goes to help the ITP Support Association continue its work supporting those affected by ITP.

Click here to visit the Online Shop

ITP Pocket Log

We are pleased to announce that the IOS version of the app is live! It is available to download – free of charge – from the App Store and it is hoped the Android version will be available shortly.

Everyone involved in the project would like to thank those who sent in ideas for the app after the outline of the project was shared at the ITP Convention earlier in the year.

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The 20th ITP Convention 2017

Royal Society of Medicine, London.

The 13th is considered by many to be an unlucky number so I am sure, some had misgivings about the date chosen for the annual convention for 2017. They need not have worried.

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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 'ITP Friends' counselling volunteers, further information on living with ITP, treatment and the latest research, through our numerous free booklets and factsheets covering items such as insurance and Schools, a free ICH alert card in case of a bleeding emergency, access (through the Association) to our medical advisors for difficult conditions, concession ticket price for the annual ITP Support Association Conventions featuring visiting ITP specialists, and the opportunity to voice your opinion in occasional optional surveys to gather data on ITP (some from pharma agencies offer payment to participants).

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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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What does ITP stand for?

Immune Thrombocytopenia (An autoimmune disorder (Immune) causing a shortage of small cells in the blood known as platelets (Thrombocytopenic) Formerly known as Idiopathic (of unknown origin) Thrombocytopenic Purpura (bruising) .

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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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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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