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. An Immune Deficiency is a disorder where the immune response is reduced or absent. Primary Immune Deficiencies (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.
Recent updates - Rare Disease Day 28 February 2014
IDFA is a part of the Rare Disease Day momentum – sharing the Rare Disease Day 2014 video and showing the world that it is entirely possible to Join Together for Better Care.
This year’s video demonstrates the 2014 theme “CARE” showing the many facets of caring for people living with a rare disease and their families.
Watch the Video