Hereditary Angioedema Documentary "Special Blood" Will Be Screened in Atlanta

Updated on Sunday, October 16, 2016

The documentary film Special Blood will present an informative perspective on the rare, life-threatening condition of Hereditary Angioedema. The film premiere in Atlanta is on Monday, October 24th at the Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16 & IMAX. Find more information and purchase tickets here.

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is a rare genetic condition associated with an important protein in the blood that is either low or does not function appropriately. HAE causes painful episodes of swelling often in the face, hands or feet, but potentially life threatening swelling can also occur in the airways of the lungs or the intestinal walls. HAE is caused by a genetic defect therefore there are frequently several family members affected.

"Treatment of HAE can be difficult, but there have been new therapies available to patients,” says Atlanta Allergy physician, Frank McCafferty, M.D..

“In fact, Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Research Department is currently investigating one of these new potential therapies.” Learn more about this Hereditary Angioedema study and the qualifications for participation here.