COPD Support Ireland

To support those living with and caring for someone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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2018 PLAN

€ 50

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2018 PLAN

€ 50

raised of €2,000 goal

1

altruists

Create fundraising page

Donations made here are eligible for a charity to reclaim in tax paid in Ireland

Cause

To support all those living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

Response

COPD Support Ireland (COPDSI) is a national organisation, led by people living with COPD, set up to to raise awareness of and support those living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and to advocate for action to tackle and prevent the disease. COPD SI is a young, growing and ambitious organisation established in 2013. Working with our members, we will create greater awareness of COPD in Ireland, support better services and ultimately improve the life of people living with COPD.

Projects in 2018

  1. COPD spirometry screening: to be made publicly available to high-riskgroups—people who are over 35 years and have symptoms of persistent breathlessness, coughing with phlegm and chest infections, are current or former smokers, or who have a family history of lung conditions

  2. Pulmonary rehabilitation exercise programmes: to be made available in all acute hospitals, due to the clear patient benefits evidenced 

  3. COPD outreach programmes: to be offered by all acute hospitals, ensuring patients are treated at home where appropriate