Autoimmune diseases affect over 50 million individuals and impact us all. Explore the links below to learn more about autoimmunity, discover community resources, area research institutions.

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason

Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA, which conducts autoimmune disease medical research. It is housed at Virginia Mason Medical Center. BRI is an international leader in immune system and autoimmune disease research, translating discoveries to real-life applications. Learn more

Puget Sound Blood Center

A leader in transfusion medicine, the Pugent Sound Blood Center serves patients in more than 70 hospitals and clinics in 14 Western Washington counties. The Puget Sound Blood Center is an independent, community-based nonprofit organization with a tradition blending volunteerism, medical science and research to advance transfusion medicine and improve patient care. Learn more

American Autoimmune Related Disease Association (AARDA)

The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner. Learn more