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.
As well as providing vital support through a joint email discussion list and educational resource for its members, we are also working to educate and inform patients and care providers as well as promote deeper research for more effective treatment and hopefully a cure for Emphysema and other Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Be an activist in managing your own disease and join our EFFORTS to help promote vital medical research and education. If we don’t do this, who will?
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