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Membership for Patients, Carers & Relatives

Membership for Patients, Carers & Relatives

Membership of the national patient charity is free for patients, relatives and carers and for healthcare professionals in the UK & Ireland with an interest in Aortic Dissection.

Join us and become a member of Aortic Dissection Awareness UK & Ireland today.

Becoming a member enables you to show your support for the charity, ensures that you are kept informed of our news, invited to our events (including our annual national Aortic Dissection Awareness Day conferences in the UK & Ireland) and entitles you to take-up one-of our many volunteering opportunities, perhaps even serving on the Committee, or as a Trustee, if you so wish.

If you would also like to join our Aortic Dissection Buddies UK & Ireland private support group on Facebook (for patients and relatives only) please submit a request and wait to be contacted by one of our friendly AD Buddy Group Administrators.

Individual membership of the national patient charity and the AD Buddies group is completely FREE.

Benefits for everyone

  • Dedicated website:
  • E-mail updates from AD Awareness UK&I
  • Notices about events
  • Stay up-to-date about Aortic Dissection with our 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 lose their lives 
  • Make a difference in the diagnosis and treatment of Aortic Dissection in the UK & Ireland
  • Community activities and fundraising opportunities
  • Eligible to vote at charity meetings and the AGM
  • Eligible to stand for election to the Committee or as a Trustee when opportunities arise

Benefits for patients

As for 'Everyone', plus:

  • Aortic Dissection Awareness Day conference every September
  • Priority invitations to events including: Aortic Dissection Awareness Day, Zoom webinars, AD Buddy meet-ups and occasionally opportunities to attend other events such as the SCTS Annual Meeting
  • Ready-made support network with over 1,000 members across the UK and Ireland
  • Active online community (AD Buddies Facebook Group) (separate registration)
  • Information, advice and support from other patients in similar situations
  • Resource library on the Buddies Facebook Group
  • Eligible to join our Research Team and get involved in AD research
  • Opportunities to get involved in projects (awareness, research, patient advocacy)

Benefits for relatives and carers

As for Patients, plus

  • Improve 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
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