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Recall of nasal DDAVP

Ferring US issued a voluntary recall of DDAVP nasal spray 10 mcg/0.1 mL, Desmopressin Acetate Nasal Spray 10 mcg/0.1 mL, STIMATE Nasal Spray 1.5 mg/mL because of superpotency. Superpotency can cause low sodium levels that could result in seizures, coma or death. If...

2020 Rare Artist Contest now accepting submissions

The 2020 Rare Artist Contest is open for business! Anyone connected to the rare disease community – patient, caregiver, friend, medical professional etc. – may enter the contest. There are different categories for children, teens and adults. Cash prizes are awarded...

New HPS gene identified

Researchers at the University of Bordeaux’s Molecular Genetics, Rare Disease, Genetics, Metabolism Lab report finding a new gene that causes the HPS type of albinism in the Journal of Genetics in Medicine. They found two individuals with the newly discovered gene, HPS...

HPS Network presents to Albinos Paraguay

As part of International Albinism Day, Albinos Paraguay invited the HPS Network to give a presentation about Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome. As flying to Paraguay isn’t possible, Carmen Camacho and Nancy Lee, both members of the HPS Network board of directors, gave an...

Donna Appell profiled by Global Genes

Donna Appell, Founder and Executive Director of the HPS Network, was profiled by Global Genes for the month of June as a Rare Leader. The profile summarizes how Appell became interested in Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome and how she started the HPS Network. The article also...

HPS Network acquires donor management platform

The HPS Network has acquired a donor management platform, DonorView, as part of the grant award from CZI (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative). The platform will not only help us manage and communicate with our donors more efficiently, but it offers a variety of tools that...

Giving Tuesday Now

HPS Network Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need with a gratitude campaign of online giving, Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity. Go Fund Me Donation Page for Giving Tuesday Now We hope that this message finds you all safe during these trying...

COVID-19 Information

The HPS Network is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving developments regarding COVID-19. The World Health Organization has officially declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. Read our PDF for more details.

Christmas Jazz raises money for the HPS Network

JoAnn Criblez and The Jingle Boys entertained an audience of HPS Network supporters at Jingles and Jazz, held Dec. 12 at the Tilles Center Atrium, Long Island University Post. The fundraiser to benefit the HPS Network featured a range of holiday favorites, mostly...

HPS Network visits the Kotton Lab

The HPS Network visited the Kotton Lab in Framingham, Mass in July to learn more about how the lab is using stem cells derived from the blood of people with HPS to find clues to treat the lung disease of HPS. The lab collected blood samples at the HPS Conference two...

Team Brantner outreaches at genetics conference

The Brantner family manned an HPS Network booth at the Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, April 1-2, 2019 in Seattle. They spoke with people working directly with patients in genetics departments across the country about HPS, how to test for HPS and the services...

HPS community wishes NHLBI a Happy 50th

Attendees at the 26th Annual HPS Network Conference, held in Uniondale NY in March, created a video to wish the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health a happy 50th anniversary. NHLBI was pleased with the video and plans...