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Approved and Donation Ready
This fund has been developed in response to patients who have contacted PAF for help with their medication expenses and could not find help. While this fund has been fully designed and we are ready to provide needed support to these patient communities, this fund is not yet able to accept applications for assistance as we are still working to secure charitable donations that will allow us to open it.
If you, or someone you know, would like to contribute to this fund, please visit our Donors page for more information on how to provide critical support for patients in need.Fund Type
Co-Pay, Co-insurance & Deductible (medications and office visits) & Medical Insurance PremiumsMaximum Award Level
$12,000 Per Year
- Household Income Requirements 400% or less of Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) (adjusted for Cost of Living Index (COLI) and number in household)
- Insurance Requirements All Insurance Types
- Must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
About Primary Immunodeficiency
Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDDs) — also called primary immune disorders or primary immunodeficiency, are a group of more than 350 rare hereditary or genetic disorders that impair the immune system. Without a functional immune response, antibodies that are produced in response to infection are missing, subjecting people to chronic, debilitating infections. Depending on the disease severity, these conditions may be diagnosed in infancy, childhood or adulthood. About 60% of people with primary immunodeficiency disorders are male. Problems with B cells are the most common PIDD, accounting for more than half of all disorders.
There are two types of immunodeficiency: the primary or congenital form is caused by a genetic defect in one of several essential genes involved in the immune response; while acquired or secondary immunodeficiency occurs when the immune system is compromised due to an environmental factor.
Types of PIDD include Selective IgA Deficiency is the most common PIDD, this disorder has absent level of a blood protein called immunoglobulin A (IgA); Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), leaves the immune system unable to defend against severe infections affecting the ears, sinuses and respiratory tract. DiGeorge’s Syndrome (DGS) is associated with decreased T cell production due to poorly developed thymus. Combined immune deficiency (SCID) is when there is a combined absence of T-lymphocyte and B-lymphocyte function; X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia (XLA or Bruton’s Agammaglobulinemia), prevents B cells from developing normally.