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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.

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Some of the world’s largest research funders and NGOs today agreed to adopt the WHO’s strong standards on clinical trial transparency. This means all clinical trials they fund or support will be registered and the results reported.

In a joint statement, nine major funders including Médecins Sans Frontières, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Indian Council of Medical Research, the Norwegian Research Council, the UK Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust committed to develop and implement policies that require all trials they fund, co-fund, sponsor or support to be registered in a publicly-available register. They also agreed that all trial results would be disclosed within specified timeframes on the register or by publication in a scientific journal.

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ITP Pocket Log

Many of you will use smart phones or tablet devices as part of everyday life so this item will be of interest.

At the recent ITP Convention at the Royal Society of Medicine in London there was a short presentation on a potentially exciting piece of technology called ‘ITP Pocket Log’. This application (App), which will be available on both IOS and Android will allow users to keep track of their ITP symptoms, test results, medications plus much more.

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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. The venue was exceptional, and the speakers, with the exception of one esteemed gastroenterologist, were all eminent haematologists from the UK, USA and Canada considered to be the whose who in ITP internationally. This year also proved to be the second most attended convention with an increase of over 50% on last year’s attendance. The total attendance was around 150 which was the full capacity of the Max Raine Lecture Theatre at the Royal Society of Medicine. Not only that, over half of the delegates attending were there for the first time to listen and learn. This I hope, they certainly did.

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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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