Welcome to the home page of Alpha-1 Association New Zealand.
Alpha-1 Association New Zealand is a support group for individuals and their families affected by alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency.
The group began in 1994 led by Pat Caughley who was the 20th person in NZ to receive a lung transplant In two years there were more than 50 members. The organisation lost momentum when Pat became ill and passed away in 2008.
The group has now been updated and our new project is to contact and network with alphas in New Zealand to offer support and information about alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.