Annual TTP Awareness 5k Charity Walk, Jog

Saturday 4 September 2021

AOFAC Foundation annual Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) awareness and sponsorship 5K walk/run/wheel. Up untill now, not many people know about TTP, not even some profesionals in the area of blood.


Without urgent diagnosis and treatments, the outcome is fatal, raising awareness will help more people even the profesionals to know more about the condition.

Here at AOFAC Foundation, we raise awareness to the condition, support patient and thier families that are been affected by the condion and hoping to raise fund to research and find cure for TTP.

TTP is a rare blood condition characterised by the formation of small clots (thrombi) within the circulation, which results in the consumption of platelets and thus a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia).

any initial damage is repaired, clots continue to grow unabated, further damaging red blood cells.

Treatment is plasmapheresis to re-introduce the critical enzyme to the system while removing the antibodies that attack it. Although many cases of TTP can be treated by removing the underlying cause, some patients require a continuing regimen of immunosuppressants or steroids. Where plasmapheresis is contra-indicated (such as when the patient suffers from anemia), the usual treatment is a splenectomy, although this procedure is riskier.

TTP is very rare, affecting about 4 to 6 out of every million people every year. However, African-Americans are slightly more likely to get it, and in pregnant women it occurs about once in every 25,000 pregnacies

Please join us for the walk and help raise funds for TTP sufferrers.