The Lupus Association of Tasmania is a self-funded non-profit organisation served by volunteers.
We are committed to understanding and supporting people with Lupus, Sjögren’s, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia or any auto-immune disease in the following ways:
- By educating and informing patients and their families.
- By providing support in the form of encouragement and service.
- By promoting and supporting research designed to discover the cause of, and a cure for, lupus and related auto-immune diseases.
- To read our Patron and President’s messages, please click here and here
- For information on Lupus, Sjögren’s syndrome, Fibromyalgia syndrome, and Scleroderma, please click here.
- To make a donation and support your local organisation and research, please click here.
- To leave a public comment in our Guest Book, click here.
Established 1st December, 1999.
Power bill help for Tasmanians suffering certain medical conditions
Tasmanians with medical conditions requiring them to keep a certain temperature in their home can now receive a concession to help with power costs.
The concession is an expansion of the existing Medical Cooling concession and will be a fixed rate for each day, totalling $137 a year.
General information on concessions is available here:
And the form is available here:
Lupus Research at University of Tasmania: Call for Blood Donations
Dr Safa Almaghrabi, PhD research student working with Dr Murray Adams in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Tasmania would like to collect blood samples from people with Lupus as part of her ongoing research (during February – July, 2015).
Safa is investigating what happens to platelets, small fragments derived from larger cells in the bone marrow that stick to each other (aggregate) and are required for normal blood clot formation, when they are exposed to compounds derived from hot chili peppers and related molecules. She has previously published work that describes the inhibitory effects of these compounds on platelets from people without lupus, and now intends to extend this research to investigate people with lupus. Her research will provide information about whether these compounds could potentially be exploited as novel drugs for reducing the abnormal clotting effects of platelets in patients such as those with lupus who experience blood clots and cardiovascular disease, either by themselves and/or with existing treatments.
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Message from our President
The services our Association provide is vital to sufferers of Lupus and other auto-immune diseases. Our website gives up-to date information on Lupus with articles on other auto-immune diseases, including upcoming events and regular support group meetings.
Message from our Patron
It is my honour to serve the Lupus Association of Tasmania as its patron.