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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 availability.


To become a member, fill in the form below and click the Submit button. If you have a problem, contact us at efforts-request@effortslist.org. Note that fields with an * are required.  Sorry but we cannot accept "Hotmail" email addresses... Please note, we are a VERY active list.

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As well 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 will?

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