Benefits of Membership

This page is for becoming a member of Aortic Dissection Awareness UK & Ireland, the Patient Association.  Apply separately for membership of the AD Buddies UK & Ireland Support Group on Facebook; please click here

Membership of both Aortic Dissection Awareness UK&I and the Buddies group is FREE.

For patients

  • Ready-made support network with hundreds of members across the UK
  • Active online community (AD Buddies Facebook Group)
  • Information, advice and support from other patients in similar situations
  • Regular meet-ups
  • Annual AD Awareness Day conference
  • Opportunities to get involved in projects (awareness, research, patient advocacy)

For healthcare professionals

  • Show your support for the national patient association for Aortic Dissection
  • Access to hundreds of Aortic Dissection survivors when you need a patient voice
  • Be invited to participate in Aortic Dissection Awareness Day UK
  • Work with us on collaborative projects to improve diagnosis and care
  • Involve us in new projects, e.g. research studies, education initiatives or events
  • Get to know us until you feel comfortable referring your patients to us too.

 For relatives and carers

  • Improved your understanding of Aortic Dissection
  • Get to know other patients, relatives and carers – online and/or in person
  • Ask questions and get informed answers from a range of perspectives
  • Chat about your issues and concerns and ‘let off steam’
  • Receive helpful support and advice during bereavement
  • Get involved in improving care for Aortic Dissection patients

For everyone

  • Dedicated website:, with further features planned
  • E-mail updates and notices from AD Awareness UK&I
  • Stay up-to-date about Aortic Dissection with our quarterly e-newsletter
  • Support the 4,000 people in the UK who have an Aortic Dissection every year
  • Support the families of patients and the bereaved relatives of those who die
  • Make a difference in the diagnosis and treatment of Aortic Dissection in the UK

Please complete this form to become a member:

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  • Please create a username (for future Member-only resources)

  • Please create a secure password (for future Member-only resources. You will be able re-set this if you forget it.)

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