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Cancellation Of AGM On 25th April 2020

Cancellation of AGM on 25th April 2020 Dear all, It is with great regret that we, the BDFA, have had to make the disappointing decision to cancel our AGM in April. We hope that you understand, in line with organisations…

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The LSD Collaborative And Partners Webinar About Covid-19

The LSD collaborative and partners have organised a Webinar about Covid-19 and all families are invited to attend. Monday 23rd March, 11-12pm Questions need to be submitted in advance. We understand it's an incredibly stressful time for you all. Please…

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BDFA AGM News!

Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Batten Disease Family Association NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Batten Disease Family Association will be held on Saturday 25th April 2020 12pm in the Davies Room The…

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CEO Announcement

BDFA CEO APPOINTMENT The Board of Trustees of the BDFA is very pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Mortensen as the BDFA’s new Chief Executive. As many of you know, Amanda has served as a trustee and then as…

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As you recall, the Dementia Strikes Children Too campaign has been working to raise awareness of the conditions that affect our children and campaign for better access to services and support for our families since 2018. Now, building on the campaign’s success…

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Could You Be A Trustee?

The Batten Disease Family Association (BDFA) is a small, national, rare disease charity that supports families and children affected by Batten disease. Our aim is for those affected by Batten disease to maximise their quality of life and secure the…

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Thank you to everyone who has been in contact about Awareness Day on Friday 7 June. It is great to hear about all your plans to mark this important day; thank you for all your support. We have put together…

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CLN2 Cerliponase Alfa FAQ

What is cerliponase alfa? Cerliponase Alfa, which is marketed as Brineura, is the first disease-modifying treatment for any type of Batten disease. Children with CLN2 Batten disease have a genetic mutation which prevents them from producing enough of an enzyme…

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NICE Decision

NICE Decision - 22.02.2019 We are very disappointed that NICE has published their decision not to recommend Cerliponase alfa, also known as Brineura, as a treatment for CLN2. This is a dreadful blow to all those with children on treatment,…

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We Are Pleased To Announce That We Are Now A Proud Member Of The Disabled Children’s Partnership

We are a proud member of the Disabled Children’s Partnership – a growing coalition of more than 60 organisations – campaigning for improved health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families in England. We know that…

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