aHUS Awareness Day – aHUS Alliance Images Album
Dedicated to sharing information and insights into the extremely rare disease Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, the aHUS Alliance invites people and organizations around the world to participate in raising aHUS awareness. It is estimated that aHUS affects 1 to 2 people per million.
Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome is a life-threatening disease characterized by the systemic formation of blood clots (TMAs) throughout the body potentially causing damage to the kidneys and other organs, with complications that may include serious or fatal events including stroke, cardiac issues, and kidney failure. It affects both adults and children and is often associated with an uncontrolled activation of the complement system, part of the body’s protective immune system.
The world’s first aHUS Awareness Day was held in 2015 on 24 September. During that same week 60 years ago the term Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome first appeared in medical literature. HUS was given its name by Conrad von Gasser, when he and his research team described in an article for a Swiss clinical publication the illness they had been studying which caused blood clotting, anemia and kidney failure. The aHUS Alliance invites all stakeholders in aHUS community to join together and aid visibility to highlight information, insights, and issues specific to aHUS.
The aHUS Alliance encourages every nation, all individuals affected by aHUS, and corporate or medical teams to create aHUS Awareness Day projects, events, resources, or outreach campaigns leading up to September 24. Whether the choice is to focus on global aHUS issues, key national concerns, insights into patient life, research efforts, supportive messages, or innovative programs, stakeholders in the aHUS arena will join together to provide an authentic view of issues and healthcare concerns facing aHUS patients today.
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