Atypical HUS: PRESS KIT
aHUS Info & Resources
Patients sharing their rare disease journey help bring new levels of understanding to researchers, industry, and the general public. Whether you’re living with atypical HUS or a member of the press, here’s a list of various aHUS information and resource links likely to provide a useful starting point for aHUS interviews, advocacy projects, or social media outreach. The aHUS Alliance, a global affiliation of patient organizations and aHUS advocates around the world, is dedicated to sharing information and resources that foster a better understanding of the challenges faced by those living with the ultra rare disease atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Atypical HUS, a Rare Disease (Medical Information):
Genetic Atypical Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome – GeneReviews® (updated June 2016)
Research & Publications Organized by Topic, international aHUS research (Links & Lists)
See related article: aHUS Alliance at the KDIGO Conference
Atypical HUS – RESOURCES
Atypical HUS Resources Page Providing a snapshot of key articles & assets and organized by category, you can see an overview of topic areas including general info, clinical networks, the aHUS Global Advocate (newsletter), patient engagement, advocacy around the world, teens & children, and much more.
Atypical HUS – INFO Centre
Our Info Centre acts as landing page for cornerstone content that’s key for aHUS info and advocacy, to include pages devoted to: Research & Publications, aHUS Awareness Day & Rare Disease Day, SHUa: en Español, SHUa: en Français, aHUS videos, aHUS Patient Research Agenda & Polls, and our Social Media.
Atypical HUS – NETWORKS
aHUS Clinicians & Investigators (a ‘Doc to Doc’ global network)
Advocacy & aHUS Patient Groups around the world
aHUS Community Advisory Board https://bit.ly/GlobalCABaHUS
Awareness Days for the aHUS Community
24 September – aHUS Awareness Day! Begun in 2015 as a special day to raise awareness for atypical HUS, we announce a theme each year and promote special projects to raise the visibility of the global aHUS community. (24 Sept Campaign: Resources & Current Campaign (Twitter @aHUS24Sept)
Rare Disease Day is held on the last day every February & meant to raise awareness of over 7000 different rare diseases, including aHUS.
aHUS FACT SHEETS (24 Sept Campaign, created for aHUS Awareness Day)
2023 – SEPT – 2024
Atypical HUS FACT SHEET
Looking for the latest facts and key research about the rare disease atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome? You’ve found it. Information and medical knowledge can change rapidly, which can be problematic for those looking for the latest facts and key research about the rare disease atypical HUS (aHUS).
Easy to understand, this describes the rare disease aHUS and how it impacts patients and their families. Available to read or print (as a double-sided page) this pdf is suitable to distribute at events or meetings, as well as to share with friends or the general public (employers, school staff, and others). This simple resource was designed to be useful for all nations, public and rare disease awareness campaigns, aHUS patient organizations, and international groups and advocates interested in atypical HUS.
PDF Link, to Print & Share: https://bit.ly/aHUS2023facts
PREVIOUS aHUS FACT SHEETS
Direct to the pdf FACT SHEET: 2022 – SEPT -2023 bit.ly/aHUS2022facts
2021 – SEPT – 2022 Edition (Below)
2021 FAQs – Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions
What is atypical HUS?
How many people have atypical HUS?
What causes atypical HUS? Are there different types of aHUS?
What are the symptoms of aHUS?
How is atypical HUS treated?
Is there a cure for atypical HUS? How long is a person treated for aHUS?
There seems to be little advocacy effort or awareness about atypical HUS, what can be done?
Click below for a Print-friendly pdf to Read & Share
FAQs for aHUS Awareness Day 2021 (pdf)
2021 aHUS Global Poll Results on Atypical HUS Diagnosis
Atypical HUS Diagnosis: 2021 Survey of Patient Experiences
aHUS Global Action – Patient & Caregiver Insights & Pathways “The patient’s journey to aHUS diagnosis is as individual as the patients themselves.”
The aHUS alliance Global Action conducted a survey to provide an opportunity for adult patients and aHUS pediatric caregivers around the world to share their own experiences and perception of the aHUS diagnosis process.
Open from 25 November 2020 through 19 January 2021, the survey goals were to capture diagnosis process timelines, aHUS symptom severity, and its impact on health. The 45-question poll provided the opportunity to gain more understanding of the atypical HUS diagnosis pathway and what patients thought or felt about their experiences. Greater awareness of this very rare disease can foster a more rapid and accurate diagnosis of atypical HUS, which may lead to research advancements and promote better patient outcomes. Collectively that evidence of patient perceptions can be used to inform, educate and help shape better diagnosis experiences for those yet to suffer an aHUS onset.
INFO & RESULTS from our 2021 Survey on the aHUS Patient Diagnostic Experience
2016 aHUS Global Poll
Results & Graphs (2016)
Poll Questions (2016)
aHUS Alliance – 2 Video Channels to provide Information & Insights
Atypical HUS Clinical Channel – YouTube, features medical & research content
Atypical HUS Global Patient Voice – YouTube, focus on patients & their families
aHUS Awareness Day – 24 September
aHUS Awareness Day – Images & Graphics (from the aHUS Alliance)
Videos for aHUS Awareness Day, see our YouTube Channel: Atypical HUS Global Patient Voice
Videos & Projects: aHUS Awareness Day Library (2015 – Present)
Rare Disease Day – annual global event, the last day of February
Rare Disease Day Resources & Press Kit available in multiple languages (from EURORDIS)
Rare Disease Day – Images & Graphics (from the aHUS Alliance)
aHUS Videos for Rare Disease Day, see our YouTube Channel: Atypical HUS Global Patient Voice