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Dec 17, 2014

Tara Cantley is one of the most recent patient volunteers to enroll in the Longitudinal Study, Panhematin Study and the Natural History Study of Acute Liver (Hepatic) Porphyria.

Dec 10, 2014

The APF just came back from the 56th ASH Annual Meeting, which was held in San Francisco, CA. More than 20,000 hematologists and health professionals in the field were in attendance. The APF educated physicians, professionals and everyone interested.​

Dec 04, 2014

The American Porphyria Foundation will be hosting the patient educational meeting on December 7, from 4 pm to 6 pm at Hyatt Regency Five Embarcadero Center, Room: Garden A, San Francisco, CA 94111.

Nov 15, 2014


A Cowboy Love Story    What better story than a cowboy love story? And this love story is the REASON for the Shadow Ride. 


Oct 31, 2014

Dear Friends,

We are happy to announce our new Donations System that helps make it easier for making donations to the APF.  You can now give via text donation.


Text Donations using  your Smart Phone:

Oct 24, 2014

Exciting news!!! The EMA has recommended granting a marketing authorization under exceptional circumstances for Scenesse (Afamelanotide) for the treatment of erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP). Scenesse is the first medicine for patients with this condition. We believe the FDA will approve it soon.

Oct 08, 2014


As you know, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) will host their annual meeting in Boston Nov 7-11, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center. We invite you to participate in a patient education meeting. The meeting will be held at the Carrie Hall at the Brigham and Women's Hospital on November 9 from 3 to 6 pm.


Oct 06, 2014

Researchers are currently accepting participants for a 6-month Natural History Study of Acute Porphyrias


Oct 03, 2014

Exciting New Continuing Medical Education Course CME With Drs Herbert Bonkovsky, Lisa Kehrberg and Brendan McGuire. 

Sep 28, 2014

APF member Sarah Lee and some of our other APF members came up with a great way to help spread Awareness about Porphyria by taking a pie in the face on video and nominating others to do the same and posting it on Facebook, #porphyriapiechallenge.

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