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Lymphatic Research Foundation

a/k/a: LRF

Address

261 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
USA

Phone

516-625-9675

Fax

516-625-9410

800 Number

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Email Address

lrf@lymphaticresearch.org

Website

http://www.lymphaticresearch.org

The Lymphatic Research Foundation's mission is to promote and support biomedical research to find improved treatment options and cures for lymphatic disease, including lymphedema and related lymphatic disorders. The lymphatic system is a circulatory network of vessels, ducts, and nodes that filter and distribute certain fluid (lymph) and blood cells throughout the body. The primary symptom of hereditary lymphedema is swelling or puffiness in various parts of the body due to the accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the soft layers of tissue under the skin. The program goals of the LRF include increasing public and private funding for lymphatic research, fostering collaboration and the exchange of information and resources among researchers, providing research grants and awards, and promoting a national tissue bank and patient registry.

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