Special RTE Report on Alpha-1 and COPD

December 12, 2014 Alpha1 Admin Comments Off

The Science Squad featured a special report on Alpha-1 and COPD on RTE1 on December 1st, 2014. The show visited the Alpha One Foundation in RCSI Beaumont Hospital to highlight the high prevalence of Alpha-1 in Ireland and how it can lead to serious lung problems in affected individuals.  It featured an interview with Professor McElvaney who is an Alpha-1 specialist as well as 2 inspirational Alpha-1 patient stories from Stephen Smith and Josephine McGuirk.  A huge thank you to Stephen and Josephine for sharing their stories and bringing Alpha-1 to such a large nationwide audience.