Because primary immunodeficiency diseases are chronic conditions, continuity in IDF programs is one of the most important aspects of the services provided by our Foundation. Individuals living with primary immunodeficiency diseases – as well as their families – need to know that these services will be available throughout their lives. They need to know they can consistently count on IDF.
To ensure this constancy, the Immune Deficiency Foundation created the “Core Service Program” in the spring of 2000. One of the most essential of our programs, Core Services includes direct services such as patient assistance resources, peer support, local patient meetings and volunteer activities. Medical and scientific programs like our Consulting Immunologist Program and the LeBien Visiting Professor Program, as well as medical meetings and exhibits are also included. IDF Advocacy efforts such as grassroots advocacy, IVIG reimbursement and access to quality healthcare and portions of IDF’s survey research are also part of this vital program.
To continue to offer these indispensable core services to patients and medical professionals, IDF relies on the generosity of several organizations for program funding. Our sponsors are dedicated organizations that support IDF at the highest levels. These sponsors make an enormous difference in the Foundation’s ability to plan and provide long-term security on behalf of people with primary immunodeficiency diseases. IDF greatly appreciates these sponsors and their commitment to our mission.