ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The AFE Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 that quickly united the voices of families, survivors, medical professionals, and researchers to call for greater awareness and resources to reduce the threat of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE). Our collective efforts have resulted in an internationally recognized research program on AFE, highly sought-after educational programming for healthcare providers, and a worldwide network of support groups and resources for those impacted by an AFE.
We are committed to identifying the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of amniotic fluid embolism and to bringing our information and resources to healthcare providers and impacted families through our education and support programs. We also strive to be the light guiding those impacted by an AFE through their physical and emotional recovery as they navigate their way forward.
Prior to our establishment, families and healthcare providers impacted by an AFE had nowhere to turn to for information and support, left in the dark about what had happened and how to move forward. Since turning on our lights and shining our efforts into understanding this rare condition, we’ve helped tens of thousands of people gain knowledge, understanding, and support through some of their darkest days. We will continue to be the light as long as it takes to end AFE.
Reducing maternal and infant mortality attributed to amniotic fluid embolism while helping those impacted navigate paths forward.