Don't forget – SEPTEMBER IS ITP AWARENESS MONTH!
Please help our campaign to increase awareness of ITP
- To increase awareness about the symptoms and to stress the importance of seeking medical advice and diagnostic tests for adults and children suffering from unexplained bruising and/or bleeding.
- To increase awareness in schools so that parents of children with ITP bruising are not subjected to accusions or suspicion of physical abuse.
- To increase awareness amongst health professionals (GPs , paramedics, A&E staff, midwives, dentists etc) so that adults and children with ITP, or those who have lost their spleen through ITP, receive the appropriate medical care.
- To increase public awareness through fundraising events to raise money for much needed ITP research which (unlike some better known diseases) receives no state funding.