What APS Support UK does
Our mission is to achieve earlier diagnosis and offer support to anyone affected by antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) through awareness, education and research.
APS is a significantly under-recognised and under-diagnosed condition; our charity is determined to raise the profile of APS wherever possible.
We aim to achieve our mission through these core objectives:
- raising awareness of APS in the medical community
- offering information and understanding to anyone affected by APS
- supporting research into APS
Although APS is now estimated to affect around 1 in 100 of the population, because it isl relatively new in medical terms, much research still needs to be carried out so we can learn more about the causes, effects and treatments for the condition; one thing we do know is that early diagnosis of APS is crucial for patients.
APS Support UK is a small charity that punches well above its weight and we have achieved a lot so far, however we need your help to be able to continue awareness campaigns and research so that people do not suffer unnecessarily. We do not receive any government funding and rely almost entirely on voluntary donations and legacies to fund our work.