Welcome to IDFA
An immune deficiency is also commonly referred to as an immune disease, immune disorder or immunodeficiency.
A Primary Immune Deficiency is a disorder where the immune response is reduced or absent. PIDs are caused by defects in the genes that control the immune system, so people with PID are born missing some or all of the parts of the immune system.
Our members range from babies to seniors and are from all over Australia. They have chronic and complex health issues. Many struggle to make life as normal as possible within the restrictions placed on them by their illness. IDFA offers education and social and emotional support for PID patients and their families.
IT’S WORLD PI WEEK !
22-29 APRIL 2016
TELL YOUR STORY! We are creating an IDFA Member Storybook to be published on our website. Tell your story
SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT SCID! Support newborn screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency: Let’s stop Australian infant deaths from the “bubble boy” disease. Find out more or sign the form and/or donate to research.
“You, Me & PID” 2016 IDFA National Conference
NSW Fundraising Dinner Dance
Become a member of IDFA please fill in a membership form.
Make a donation to IDFA please donate here
The IDF patient and family handbook – Australasian edition is now available. This publication contains over 250 pages of PID information. IDFA thanks CSL Behring for the grant to publish this resource. The average cost of postage is $15. Please consider a donation to IDFA if you are ordering this book. Order here.
Recent updates - IDFA “You, Me & PID” 2016 National Conference
Make your booking now!
DATES: 8-10th July 2016
WHERE: Novotel Hotel, 100 Murray Street, Darling Harbour Sydney
PROGRAM: Features international guest speaker Dr Nizar Mahlaoui from the Imagine Institute France speaking about X-linked Agammaglobulinaemia (XLA) and Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) and prominent Australian immunologists discussing a range of primary immune deficiency topics.