Emphysema (COPD) takes your breath away
Learn more about Emphysema (COPD) from others who are living with it.
Daily e-mail discussions about lung disease, medical professionals also contribute their expertise and answer our questions.
If you are looking for more information or support about Emphysema or other Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you have found the most energetic and comprehensive organization on the web. Be an informed patient. Learn that living with COPD, while a change in lifestyle, is not a death sentence. We currently number 2270 members representing the U. S. and 30 other countries.
EFFORTS is a
501(c)(3), non-profit organization that was formed, funded and is
operated by patients with the disease. Membership is free. All
contributions are tax-deductible and gratefully accepted. Click here
for information on sending
contributions to EFFORTS. We do have Pay-Pal and credit card
as providing a very vital support, through a joint email discussion list
and educational resource for its members, we are also working to educate
and inform patients and care providers as well as promote deeper
research for more effective treatment and hopefully a cure for
Emphysema and other Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Be an
activist in managing your own disease and join our EFFORTS to help
promote vital medical research and education. If we don't do this, who
A sample of our pages are below; please use your browser to return to previous pages, and to return to this page to join EFFORTS.