Welcome to the ARDS Alliance

What is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)?

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening illness in which the lungs are severely inflamed. Swelling throughout the lungs causes tiny blood vessels to leak fluid and the air sacs (alveoli) collapse or fill with fluid, preventing the lungs from working well. Patients with ARDS have problems getting enough oxygen into their blood so they must be given extra oxygen and will usually need a ventilator to breathe. Despite intensive treatment, about 40% of people with ARDS die from lung failure.

Our Mission

ARDS Alliance Inc. is dedicated to promoting and furthering charitable, education and scientific opportunities for the advancement of awareness, research and to improve the quality of life for all those affected by Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).