2017 APS Awareness Month - APS Foundation of America, Inc.

APS Foundation of America, Inc.

Founded in 2005, the APS Foundation of America, Inc. is the only United States nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing national awareness to Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS), the major cause of multiple miscarriages, thrombosis, young strokes and heart attacks. We are a volunteer run, community based 501(c)3 non-profit Public Charity organization and is dedicated to fostering and facilitating joint efforts in the areas of education, support, public awareness, research and patient services. The APSFA's Medical Advisory Team includes nationally & internationally recognized experts on Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome. Our URL is http://www.apsfa.org

Day 9

Today is World APS Day, the first global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of antiphospholipid syndrome and its impact on our lives.

APS is an incurable life-threatening autoimmune condition that causes the blood to clot too quickly. The condition can cause potentially fatal events such as strokes, heart attacks, blood clots in the lung and DVTs.

In pregnancy, APS is the most important treatable cause of recurrent miscarriage and stillbirth, and is also associated with other complications such as pre-eclampsia, low weight babies and premature births.

Please share this post and join APS Foundation of America, Inc. and our friends around the world in raising awareness of antiphospholipid syndrome.

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