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Is your membership and contact information up to date? If you have moved, please update us with your current address. Also, be sure to send us your email address so you can receive the weekly Porphyria Post.
Donations and/or special contributions are appreciated:
A Memorial or Remembrance Gift honors a loved one or friend as it provides support for vital porphyria research and educational programs.
Protect the Future Fund: The lack of future porphyria specialist is a crisis. There is no special government funding to train new porphyria specialist, so we must do this ourselves. Without financial support, we run the risk of losing knowledge of the disease, quality testing, diagnosis and treatment.
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