Primary Immune Tribune
March 2013
April is National Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month!
Promote Awareness in Your Community

Join IDF to promote awareness of primary immunodeficiency diseases in your community this April!

If you live with a primary immunodeficiency disease or have a significant relationship with someone who is affected, you know how important it is to raise awareness and understanding about these diseases. This is a perfect opportunity to educate and inform people and hopefully, this knowledge will lead to early diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Click on the FULL STORY link below for a list of ways to help you increase awareness. Have fun, be creative and get the word out! 


April 22 to 29 is World PI Week
Find Out How You Can Get Involved

IDF is joining the efforts of organizations across the globe to promote awareness of primary immunodeficiency diseases during World PI Week, April 22-29. IDF is participating in worldwide initiatives to improve the recognition, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of people with primary immunodeficiency diseases, and the IDF community can get involved!  Patients, family members and friends can help spread global awareness as well. Click FULL STORY to see how you can get involved.


2013 IDF National Conference
Back to Baltimore!

CLICK HERE to register now!

Visit IDF's conference website at

For questions about registration, e-mail or call 414.918.3022

Earn up to Three Free Hotel Nights at the National Conference

IDF is pleased to announce the online launch of THINK ZEBRA! 2013, our fundraising and awareness initiative.

This year, for the first time, you can participate in THINK ZEBRA! online and easily raise funds and promote awareness through your very own Personal Campaign Page.

Creating a Personal Campaign Page only takes a few minutes. Once it's up and running, you can then e-mail friends, neighbors, and family members about your connection to IDF, and start raising money.

Those who fundraise on behalf of IDF through the THINK ZEBRA! campaign may be eligible for the following prizes:

·        Raise $1,000* and you will receive reimbursement for your registration fee for the IDF National Conference.

·        Raise $2,500 – $3,499* and you will receive one free hotel night at the Baltimore Hilton during the Conference, in addition to the reimbursed registration fee.

·        Raise $3,500 or more* and you will receive three free hotel nights at the Baltimore Hilton during the Conference, in addition to the reimbursed registration fee.

To try out your Personal Campaign Page, just click the button below.  If you have any questions, please call 800-296-4433 or e-mail

*Funds must be received between January 1, 2013 and Friday, June 28 to qualify

THINK ZEBRA! Silent Auction
Get Creative and Donate

The THINK ZEBRA! Silent Auctions at the 2009 and 2011 National Conferences were popular events, enjoyed by conference participants who had a great time finding treasures! Hundreds of unique donated items raised tens of thousands of dollars for IDF. So we are going to do it again! Plans are underway for the THINK ZEBRA! Silent Auction for the 2013 National Conference in Baltimore, MD.

Please support the event with the donation of an auction item. Click FULL STORY below to see some donationa ideas. We look forward to your creative contributions!


IDF Scholarships
Deadline Extended

IDF has extended the application deadline to April 5, 2013 for two academic scholarship programs for students living with primary immunodeficiency disease. The Eric Marder Scholarship Program of IDF is open to undergraduate students living with a primary immunodeficiency who plan on completing their secondary education, and the Varun Bhaskaran Scholarship Program of IDF is available to undergraduate or graduate students living with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS).

CLICK HERE for more information.

Since You Asked
IDF Question and Answer

Q:  I am uninsured and unable to find an insurance plan.  What can I do?
Q:  I cannot afford the co-pay for my Ig replacement therapy and am unable to locate any co-pay assistance programs.  Is there any help available?
Click "FULL STORY" to see the answers to these questions.


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