About National Reye’s Syndrome Foundation, Inc.
The National Reye’s Syndrome Foundation, Inc. (NRSF) is a voluntary, non-profit service organization dedicated to providing funding for basic research, awareness programs for the general public and the medical community, and emotional support and guidance for individuals with Reye�s syndrome and their families. Reye’s syndrome is a rare disease that usually follows a viral infection, such as influenza or chicken pox, and is strongly associated with the use of salicylates (e.g., aspirin). It affects the liver and brain. Established in 1974, the National Reye’s Syndrome Foundation promotes patient and family advocacy; provides appropriate referrals (e.g., to support groups); and offers a variety of educational and supportive information through its database, bulletins, fact sheets, brochures, audio-visual aids, and regular newsletter. Languages supported by the foundation include English, Spanish, Laotian, Cambodian, and Vietnamese.