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March 5, 2020 0 Comments

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.  It is caused by a virus called coronavirus.  (more…)

September 16, 2019 0 Comments

Alpha-1 Conference 2019 takes place on Friday, October 25th in Marino Institute of Education in Dublin. Special guest is Miriam O'Day, CEO and President of the US Alpha-1 Foundation. The theme for this

May 24, 2019 0 Comments

If you or someone you know has had a child recently diagnosed with Alpha-1 it can be a very stressful time for the whole family. Most often, children get a diagnosis of Alpha-1

February 22, 2019 0 Comments

A major new report on the burden of lung disease on Ireland’s population has been published.  "Respiratory Health of the Nation 2018" provides an overview of the impact of respiratory disease in the

November 22, 2018 0 Comments

Alpha-1 Foundation Ireland today (November 15th) welcomes the decision of the HSE/Department of Health and CSL Behring to approve the continued supply and administration of the life-changing therapy, Respreeza, for a small group

September 25, 2018 0 Comments

Alpha-1 Conference 2018 takes place Friday, October 12th in Marino Institute of Education in Dublin. Special guest is Mr. Joe Duffy, RTE Broadcaster, who will open proceedings at 10am. The theme for this year

June 7, 2018 0 Comments

The Alpha-1 Foundation Ireland is currently involved in an exciting Irish Research Council funded project in collaboration with Dublin City University Sport and MedEx Wellness. Eóin Durkan from the School of Health and

June 12, 2014 Comments Off

Alpha-1 antitrypsin is an important protein which everyone has in their blood. It is produced by the liver, released into the bloodstream and then travels to the lungs. Once inside the lungs it