There are many ways that Alphas of all ages and all phenotypes (ZZ, MS, MZ, SS, SZ, etc) can help to advance research and improve the quality of life for Alphas now and in the future. Some studies may be as simple as a self administered questionnaire or participating in a focus group. Others may be a one-time or periodic visits to a physician, or participation in a clinical trial for new therapy. Your participation in research can make a long-lasting impact on the life of Alphas.
The participation by Alphas in research studies and clinical trials is vital to the approval process for new treatments and, eventually, a cure for Alpha-1.
See our Clinical Trials page for details of past and present trials available for participation by Australian residents.