Patient-founded in 1998 to educate and empower those impacted by immune thrombocytopenia and other rare platelet and bleeding disorders, PDSA is now a powerful force serving and unifying the global ITP community of patients, practitioners, caregivers, advocates and key disease stakeholders. PDSA is committed to building awareness, educating the global community, and providing critical connections and resources that empower patients to take charge of their disease and encourage practitioners to exercise patient-centered medical care.

PDSA logoOur Mission

The Platelet Disorder Support Association is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and other platelet disorders through education, advocacy, research, support and communication.

Our Vision

To be recognized as the premier resource for patients, their families, health care providers and government agencies who want to know about the symptoms and treatment of ITP and other platelet disorders.

What We Do

We EDUCATE the global community of ITP patients and caregivers

We EMPOWER ITP patients to take control of their disease

We FUND groundbreaking research to increase understanding of ITP and develop treatment possibilities

We CONNECT ITP patients and caregivers to build awareness and promote community

Why We Need Your Help

1 in 16,000 ADULTS are affected by ITP each year

5.3/100,000 CHILDREN are diagnosed with ITP each year

9.5/100,000 ADULTS are living with ITP at any given time

$0 FROM FEDERAL FUNDING is provided to PDSA; we rely entirely on charitable donations

20 YEARS can be taken away from your life expectancy due to ITP

Visit us at PDSA.org.



PDSA is a 501 (c)3 organization.
Contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law.
PDSA is eligible for corporate matching programs.
PDSA receives NO federal funding.