IDFA is a national not-for-profit and leading peak body offering education, advocacy and awareness for Australians living with primary or secondary immunodeficiencies. In conjunction with our community-focussed model of care IDFA assists in achieving improved patient outcomes and quality of life. With the support of our medical advisory panel and through national and international relationships IDFA is a respected organisation within the medical and patient community.
I was diagnosed with a Primary Immune Deficiency in 2000 following a previously tough year with Pertussis (whooping cough) but my actual diagnosis came in 2019 with Combined Immune Deficiency.
As Oli is so sporty, he has struggled to accept his diagnosis and doesn’t want his health to affect his sport. Oli has shared his story in the hope that there may be other young people out there who feel the same.
It was fantastic to see some of our members at our QLD Member Reunion at the Rydges Hotel on the 19th of November. At the event, guests heard from two IDFA members about their...
Carolyn Dews, IDFA CEO, Takes on Ride500 Challenge To celebrate the once in a lifetime UCI 2022 Road World Championships taking place in Wollongong, Cancer Council NSW is...
Itinerary Saturday 23 July, 9am to 3pm 9am-9:05am: Welcome. Acknowledgement of Country. 9.05am-9:15am: Introductions. Presenter: Carolyn Dews, IDFA CEO. 9.15am-9:45am: 3 x Young...
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The IDFA has been a great way to connect with other families with similar experiences, which has allowed access to a wealth of knowledge. The IDFA annual conference was also an amazing opportunity to learn and provided so much information. The IDFA has offered so much support, including Carers' events and resource material, which are great to give to kids' schools. Their Facebook groups have been a great place to ask questions and advice. So pleased to have found the IDFA, and would 100% recommend it to anyone seeking advice, support, information or resources.
When I got sick in 2011 I felt so alone, I had never heard of CVID. Then it was recommended to contact IDFA. I found people all over Australia that were the same as me. It has been a godsend.
My name is Row and I am from NSW. After years of recurrent infections saw an amazing new immunologist who diagnosed me with a rare primary immunodeficiency. I found IDFA via Google and have found the support and resources from IDFA amazing. IDFA very quickly sent me a pack of great resources and also some resources for my GP. The Facebook group has been great, have learnt so much and receiving a phone call to check in made me feel supported and welcomed.