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QLD High Tea Member Reunion Wrap-up

QLD High Tea Member Reunion Wrap-up

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...

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Media Releases

Local Not-For-Profit Hosts 'Plasma Party'

Receiving a diagnosis of an immunodeficiency has an impact across all aspects of your day-to-day life. Our Patient Membership offers resources, events, tools and community to support you through your journey.


Upcoming Events

IDFA hosts a range of different events, meetings and webinars for our members.

Upcoming events are listed on our events page. 

Important Dates

Rare Disease Day - Last day of February

Held on the last day of February each year Rare Disease Day is an international campaign aimed at raising awareness of rare diseases amongst the general public and decision makers about the impact of rare disease on patients’ lives.

World PI Week - 22-29 April

Observed every year from April 22 to April 29 World PI Week is a global initiative that aims to increase awareness and improve the early diagnosis and treatment of primary immunodeficiencies (PI).


International Plasma Awareness Week - First week of October

Held annually, International Plasma Awareness Week raises global awareness about source plasma collection, recognises the valued contributions of donors, and increases understanding about plasma protein therapies and rare diseases.



Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The global pandemic is an ever-changing situation so it’s important you keep up to date with the current status in your state or territory. For those living with an immunodeficiency please seek guidance specific to your illness from your medical team particularly if you suffer from respiratory issues.

COVID-19 – immunodeficiency and vaccines

With the implementation of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine national rollout strategy, we have had a range of questions from our members about what this will mean for people with primary or secondary immunodeficiency.

We have compiled a list of resources for you which provide information specific to the immunodeficiency community, the vaccines available in Australia and the national rollout strategy.