COPD Support Ireland is a charity set up in 2013 to support all those living with a lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  COPD  is a term used to include chronic bronchitis, emphysema or a combination of both conditions.

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Rare Disease Day takes place every year in February worldwide in order to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives.This years Rare Disease Day will fall on February 29th. In Ireland the day will be marked by a conference in Dublin castle with more details on this to follow.

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In collaboration with Dublin City University Sport (DCU Sport) and MedEx Wellness, the Alpha One Foundation is delighted to announce an exciting new research project which is being co-funded by the Irish Research Council.

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The Annual Alpha-1 Patient Conference took place again this year in the Marino Institute of Education in Drumcondra in Dublin on Friday 30th of October. Over 70 Alphas and their family members attended making it by far the biggest patient conference to date. 

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The Alpha One Foundation Christmas Cards for 2015 are now available. They are great value at €5 per pack of 10 cards and include all our contact details as well as a brief explanation of Alpha-1 on the back.

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