March is Lymphedema Awareness Month, during which the clinical, patient, and advocacy communities, as well as the private sector, join forces to increase awareness of this chronic condition. We are proud to be partnering with various organizations to do our part in spreading the word. Our team will be busy next month working with various entities to raise awareness about the symptoms, treatments, and support options related to lymphedema.
March 6 is World Lymphedema Day, celebrated every year to educate the public about this condition that affects somewhere between 150-250 million people worldwide. The number of Americans living with lymphedema is estimated at 5-10 million, though because the condition is many times undiagnosed or under-diagnosed this number could be higher.
This year, we will be working with the following organizations and foundations on multiple events throughout the month of March. Please contact us directly if you are interested in attending or learning more.
Susan G. Komen Foundation® Patient Education Series
The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) is another renowned organization dedicated to driving education and supporting lymphedema treatment. The NLN works to empower its community of lymphedema practitioners and patients by providing educational opportunities, networking opportunities, and interventional resources. Their relentless executive director and team also works with clinicians to provide world-class care for people with lymphedema by promoting best practice guidelines and standards of care.
Every afternoon in March, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. EST, the NLN will be providing virtual educational awareness events tailored for the patient community. Physicians, lymphedema therapists, and other medical professionals will present on various clinical topics. Here are some listed below.
Demonstration of (Self) Manual Lymphatic Drainage, including for the hand, arm, leg, head and neck
Insurance Coverage & Options
Compression Garments, including measurements, selection, pressures, and more
Compression Therapy Devices
Exercise & Health Habits
On March 14, our team will deliver a presentation related to compression therapy devices and how patients can acquire our types of products after being provided a script from their physicians. More details on the specifics of the presentation will follow. Please contact us immediately if you are interested in registering for any of the NLN’s events in March.
Darren is a co-founder of AIROS Medical and serves as Vice President of Operations & Marketing. His key responsibilities include: Purchasing & Inventory Management, Product Strategy & Development, Marketing & Sales Alignment, and FDA Regulatory Compliance & Quality Support.