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Food Allergy Advocates Meet With Senate About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors on Planes

 

Pictured: Virginia Hayes, Senator Tammy Duckworth's Office; Mark Vieth, CRD Associates and Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America; Lianne Mandelbaum, advocate; Dr. Johnathan Spergel, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Alexa Jordan, advocate

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAFA) is working with like-minded groups and community members to find the best way to get epinephrine auto-injectors stocked on airplanes in the United States.

Today, our government affairs representative, Mark Vieth, attended a Senate meeting on epinephrine auto-injectors on airplanes. This is a policy priority for AAFA and its food allergy division, Kids With Food Allergies.

Read related story: Stock Epinephrine Auto-Injectors on Planes Are Necessary to Treat Allergy Emergencies on Flights

 

Have You Had an Allergic Emergency on a Flight?

Have you or your child had a severe allergic reaction on a flight? Send your story to us at stories@aafa.org. We are collecting stories to share with lawmakers and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to advocate for epinephrine auto-injectors on planes.

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AAFA will continue to meet with stakeholders to find a solution that works for passengers, flight crews and airlines. Join our community to stay up to date on AAFA's advocacy efforts for the rights of passengers with food allergies.

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). AAFA is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. KFA educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in. Registered members have access to additional specialized support forums for food allergies. Registration is free!

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