Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency is one of the most common serious genetic disorders worldwide.  The disorder can cause severe lung and/or liver disease and is a leading reason for lung transplantation in adults and liver transplantation in young children. An estimated 100,000 Americans have the disorder, yet only six percent have been accurately diagnosed.  Those with Alpha-1 call themselves “Alphas”.

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Alpha-1 Molecule