The Immune Deficiencies Foundation Australia is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity caring for people who have Primary Immune Deficiencies (PID).
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.
If you would like to become a member of IDFA please fill in a membership form.
If you would like to 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 - Canberra Immunology Seminar 12th December
Place: Finkel Lecture Theatre
Building 131, Level 2, John Curtin School of Medical Research
Australian National University, Garran Rd, ACT
- Prof Matthew Cook – The Centre for Personalised Immunology
- A/Prof David Fulcher – The Immune System and Primary Immune Deficiencies
- Anastacia Wilson – SCIg (subcutaneous immunoglobulin) treatment
- Adam Friederich – Patient experience with PID and SCIg
- Christine Jeffery – IDFA (Immune Deficiencies Foundation Australia)
Afternoon tea provided
RSVP [email protected]