One of the most satisfying parts of our jobs at DrugStars is partnering up with charities. Today we have the honor to announce that the MSA Trust is one of our partner charities. You can start donating your stars to them as a UK user.
Continue reading to find out about this charity, what they do and how they can help.
Sarah Matheson is the founder of this trust. She was diagnosed with “Multiple System Atrophy” (MSA) in 1993. Although Sarah was diagnosed early, and was fortunate enough to start working with specialists, she felt like there is a lack of information available to her about the disease. She took the initiative and formed a support group, which by now became the MSA Trust.
WHAT IS MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY
MSA is a progressive neurological disorder that affects adult men and women. It is caused by degeneration or atrophy (shrinking) of nerve cells in several (or multiple) areas of the brain. This can result in problems with multiple bodily functions such as speech, movement, balance and blood pressure control.
MSA is a more common disease than previously thought. Just in the UK there are thousands living with MSA today, and current data suggests about 5 in 100,00 people are affected. Both men and women, primarily in the ages of 50-60, are effected.
WHAT THE MSA TRUST DOES
The MSA Trust supports people with MSA, their carers, families, friends and health and care professionals. They provide an MSA Nurse Specialist service and a network of Support Groups across the UK. The trust is the main source of information for people and families affected by the condition, and also fund research into the cause and cure for it.
For more information, please refer to one of the following communication channels:
Phone: (UK) 0333 323 4591
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download DrugStars and start donating your stars to the MSA Trust or one of the other UK charities.