Supplement: Organizations for Autoimmune Diseases

Organizations for Autoimmune DiseasesThis sampling of international associations, foundations, and societies focused on various autoimmune diseases reveals the group efforts that benefit patients and researchers. Although many other organizations exist, the ones listed here provide informative Web sites with frequent updates. American Autoimmune Related Diseases AARDA pursues the eradication of autoimmune diseases, as well as the alleviation

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American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
AARDA pursues the eradication of autoimmune diseases, as well as the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity. To reach these goals, AARDA facilitates collaborations in education, research, and patient services.

American Diabetes Foundation
Founded in 1940, this organization describes itself as "the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy." It funds research, publishes scientific findings, runs a call center that provides answers to diabetes-related questions, and provides other services.

Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation works with the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions through advocacy, programs, services, and research.


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