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    Through your donation you can help to secure the operation of the EB House Austria and support research on the way to a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa. The EB House Austria is financed completely by DEBRA Austria, the patient organisation for Butterfly Children.

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Donation Account: IBAN AT02 2011 1800 8018 1100, BIC GIBAATWWXXX, DEBRA Austria, Am Heumarkt 27/1, 1030 Vienna

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DEBRA Austria - Support for people with EB

Contributions to DEBRA Austria ensure the ongoing operation of the EB House Austria.

The patient organisation DEBRA Austria was founded in 1995 as a self-help group, by people living with Epidermolysis bullosa (EB), parents of children with EB - often called "butterfly children", and by a handful of medical staff. Today, the non-profit association offers help, support, counselling and information to around 500 people affected by EB in Austria and beyond.

Mission and aims of DEBRA Austria

  • to enable competent medical care for people living with EB
  • to increase the chances of a cure, and to drive therapies to alleviate the complications of EB, through specific, first-class research
  • to provide immediate help for those affected by EB, and their relatives, in emergency situations or when the health and welfare system is not sufficient

A fundamental milestone for DEBRA Austria was the opening of the EB House Austria in 2005 as a part of the General Hospital Salzburg. To date, the operation of this specialised clinic has relied on private donations only.

Donations to DEBRA Austria are necessary for:

  • the day-to-day operation of the EB House
  • ensuring best-practice medical care for people living with EB
  • driving research that will lead to alleviation or even a cure for EB
  • special training and continuing education of experts and those living with EB - in Austria and beyond
  • immediate support for those living with EB who face emergency situations

Non-profit and charitable

DEBRA Austria is a non-profit and charitable organisation, non-commercial by definition, and bears the Austrian seal of approval for charities. Besides this, all donations to DEBRA Austria are tax-deductible. Details may be found on the DEBRA Austria Website.