Early Diagnosis for Better Lung Health
It is estimated that 235 million people experience symptoms associated with respiratory disease and many have not been officially diagnosed.
Awareness and education are vital first steps in the early diagnosis of a respiratory disease.
The “Healthy Lungs for Life” Screening during the ERS Congress in London
Each year, the European Respiratory Society hosts a lung function screening event in conjunction with their annual congress. For the past ten years, ndd Medical Technologies has supplied EasyOne® spirometry and PFT devices to enable respiratory therapists and other medical professionals to complete testing for nearly 2,000 individuals over the two day period.
CHEST Lung Health Experience
The CHEST Foundation is very active in trying to increase awareness of asthma and COPD in the United States. ndd Medical Technologies provides equipment to support these valuable initiatives in the communities they serve. The CDC estimates that 30 million people living in the US suffer from COPD, with nearly half of them not officially diagnosed. Local events offering lung health information, spirometry testing and the opportunity to speak with a healthcare professional have so far been very well received by the general public.
The Right2Breathe® Project is an asthma & COPD screening, education and awareness program created by Right2Breathe®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in New Jersey. Their promotional efforts are hosted primarily at professional drag racing and automotive events, targeting a demographic of racing competitors, fans and vendors who are at a higher risk of developing a respiratory disease due to their vocational, social and lifestyle choices. With the assistance of respiratory therapists, pulmonologists and other healthcare professionals, as well as the support of ndd Medical Technologies EasyOne® spirometry equipment and onsite training, they are able to provide hundreds of free lung function tests to a passionate fan base.
Breathe NH Lung Testing
It is important for ndd Medical Technologies to actively support local organizations in the communities in which we are located. With our North American HQ based in Andover, MA, we are proud to support Breathe NH, a local non-profit organization focusing on all relevant issues related to lung health. They provide educational programs, support scientific research related to the prevention and treatment of lung disease, and also host local screening events to help increase disease awareness in our neighboring New England state of New Hampshire.
Remembering Leonard - His Life, Legacy and Battle with COPD
Leonard Nimoy taught us all to "Live Long and Prosper". Known primarily for his role as logical-thinking Vulcan 'Spock' on Star Trek, the Boston born and raised actor was diagnosed with late stage COPD in 2013. Rather than withdrawing from public life, he used his fame to actively speak about his disease on TV and other media. His selfless actions helped to create awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease so that people around the globe could get diagnosed earlier. His daughter Julie Nimoy and her husband David Knight produced the documentary "Remembering Leonard" to continue his mission. ndd Medical Technologies is a proud sponsor of this film.