DONATE TO TAMS
Please contribute to helping us educate and support both people with Masto, and the treating health and medical practitioners. Many people with Masto are provided with limited correct information especially when trying to adjust to their diagnosis. We seek your help with fundraising and developing these resources to make a real difference to these people’s quality of life.
BECOME A MEMBER
TAMS is a volunteer-run, membership association. TAMS members receive discounts for TAMS conferences and events, member e-newsletters, online and face-to-face support groups and more.
The TAMS committee advocates on behalf of TAMS Members to the medical communication and government.
TAMS receives a lot of emails, calls and messages from people seeking diagnosis and treatment for their mast cell illness. A lot of these ask the same questions, so we have put together some information to help you on your diagnosis and treatment journey.
Thursday, 9 April 2020
These are difficult times, unprecedented in our generation. The world may never be the same again when we come out of this Pandemic however, we are all in this together. As we try to not let our Mast Cell disease define us neither should we let COVID-19 define us.
I have had a lot of communication over the last few weeks relating to Mast Cell sufferers fears relating to their individual battles and how the virus may impact on them through lifestyle changes as well as if they happen to acquire the virus.
As you are all aware, one of the biggest triggers of Mast Cell degranulation is stress and these are stressful times, however, the stress we feel has a catalyst that is far beyond our control but there are things we can do to assure our coping mechanisms stay intact.
The Australasian Mastocytosis Society (TAMS) has been created as an advocacy, education and support body for those throughout Australasia who suffer from or care for those with Mastocytosis or Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). TAMS has been established due to the overwhelming need for sufferers and their supporters to find a local voice and active support network.
TAMS is an independent ‘not for profit’ incorporated organisation with a committed and functional volunteer committee of individuals – all of whom are sufferers or carers – ensuring your needs will be met.
WHAT WE DO
PROVIDE A NETWORK
of support for patients living with mast cell disorders including Systemic Mastocytosis, Cutaneous Mastocytosis and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) and their carers.
to medical practitioners and specialists with knowledge of Mastocytosis and MCAS.
with associations to collectively gather research data, share resources and knowledge for greater understanding, treatment practices, medications and improved health outcomes.