The Alpha-1 Association of Australia, known as the AAA, was established on 15 June 2005. It is non-profit Health Promotion Charity, endorsed as such by the Australian Taxation Office.
The AAA was established following recognition of the absence of a central body of information and contacts for those affected by and working with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (commonly abbreviated to A1AD or AATD). A1AD is a genetically inherited medical condition which can affect the liver and lungs. The AAA has produced a booklet which contains more detail about the condition. See our Links section also.
An online discussion group has been established since 9 May 2002. The group is open to Australian or New Zealand residents who are affected by or have an interest in A1AD.