About ARDS Alliance

ARDS Alliance is the leading ARDS organization in the U.S. working in all 50 states to save lives and reduce suffering from ARDS. ARDS Alliance is a charitable organization run by a dedicated team who share a strong commitment to battling ARDS.

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for ALL those affected by ARDS


Our Background

The ARDS Alliance was founded by Paula Blonski, Susan East and Crystal Lively – each of us brought together by ARDS. The ARDS Alliance was created to raise ARDS awareness among both the general public and healthcare professionals. ARDS awareness can and does save lives, yet very few Americans have ever heard the word.

ARDS Alliance gives a voice to the millions of people who have been touched by ARDS – to the survivors, and the friends and family members of those who have survived or who have died. Survivors and those left behind often feel as if they are alone.

Our Work

The ARDS Alliance team is working on producing as much information and educational material as is possible to help the general public become aware of this often deadly syndrome, and for professionals who can then help the public learn about ARDS when it does strike. This material includes the information available on this site, brochures and videos.

How You Can Help

You can help ARDS Alliance in its mission by donating funds or by holding a fundraiser on behalf of the organization. You can find more information on our fundraising page. To learn more about what ARDS is, please visit Definition of ARDS. To learn about the after effects of ARDS, both physical and mental, please visit our post-ARDS section. If you would like to contact us to ask a question about ARDS or ARDS Alliance, please check our Frequently Asked Questions page first, to see if it is listed there.

Medical Disclaimer

The information on or available through this site is intended for educational purposes only. ARDS Alliance does not represent or guarantee that information on or available through this site is applicable to any specific patient’s care or treatment. The educational content on or available through this site does not constitute medical advice from a physician and is not to be used as a substitute for treatment or advice from a practicing physician or other healthcare provider. ARDS Alliance recommends users consult their physician or healthcare provider regarding any questions about whether the information on or available through this site might apply to their individual treatment or care.

ARDS Alliance is a tax-exempt organization under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income estate taxes. ARDS Alliance tax ID 87-2662826.

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Make a difference in the lives of all those affected by ARDS