As a patient advocacy group, we rely on your contributions/donations to maintain the mail list group, this website, and help board members attend conferences and to increase our participation in research.
- Learn more about Emphysema (COPD) from others who are living with it
- Daily email discussions about lung disease
- Medical professionals contribute their expertise and answer our questions
If you are looking for more information or support about Emphysema or other Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you have found the most energetic and comprehensive organization on the web. Be an informed patient. Learn that living with COPD, while a change in lifestyle, is not a death sentence.
We currently number about 1500 members representing the USA and 30 other countries.
EFFORTS is a 501(c)(3), non–profit organization that was formed, funded and is operated by patients with the disease. Membership is free. All contributions are tax–deductible and gratefully accepted. We accept credit cards and PayPal. More information can be found here.