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Why Join Our Efforts to Eradicate Reye’s Syndrome?


Child in ICU with Reye’s Syndrome

Because NO child should have to suffer this!

There is no cure for Reye’s Syndrome, and all we know is that salicylates (aspirin) products can trigger this devastating disease.

Each year the NRSF reaches out to parents, caregivers, and medical professionals with Reye’s Syndrome Education and Awareness materials:

136,000 Annual School Mailing: each year the NRSF mails out a notice to more than 136,000 schools across the United States, reminding School Nurses and Personnel to download our School Package for parents and caregivers.

Baby Fairs and Health Fairs: Every year the NRSF supports Baby Fairs and Health Fairs across the United States with Reye’s Syndrome information.

Bi-Annual Newsletter: Twice a year, our ‘In The News’ comes out with Reye’s Syndrome information and updates, once in the Spring and once in the Fall. This publication has been available to members and donors for more than 38 years. This year, we will offer a monthly news update via email to those who subscribe on our website at http://www.ReyesSyndrome.Org

Student Projects: Whether student nurses, or doctors, or junior and senior high students, we support their projects and provide Reye’s Syndrome literature and videos free for the asking.

Reye’s Syndrome Awareness Month: September is always Reye’s Syndrome Awareness month – just in time for kids to go back to school! Working with our School Nurses, we work hard to get the word out: Kids and Aspirin Products DON’T Mix!

RS Awareness Magnet
RS Awareness Magnet



Membership Drive: Our annual membership drive co-incides with Reye’s Syndrome Awareness month, and anyone who joins the Foundation as a member receives a free Reye’s Syndrome Awareness ribbon magnet. (Magnets were donated to the Foundation to support awareness.)

You can also purchase a Kids and Aspirin Don’t Mix! ribbon to help us spread the word

Other ways you can help educate and spread the word:

  • Like us, and Add one of the pages here to your Facebook page so all of your friends can be reminded.
  • Pin one of our pages to Pinterest, and any other social network where you are a member, so word spreads.
  • Add the NRSF GoodSearch, GoodShop toolbar so that the Foundation raises money while you do what comes naturally while on the Net. (Shopping and Searching – find out more by clicking the link.)
  • Sell on Ebay and Designate the NRSF as Your Charity of Choice, Donating a Percentage of Sales through MissionFish to the NRSF. For more information, our eBay home page is located here: NRSF Ebay MissionFish Home Page
  • Sign up for monthly news alerts about flu, ebooks, apps, research, reminders, and meetups at the website at www.ReyesSyndrome.Org.
  • Send us your used Cell Phones and we will recycle them; phones will go to Troops, and battered women’s shelters. Send them to the address at the top of this blog.
  • Become a Member: join at our website.
  • Or Donate at the website. (links will open a new window)

All donations are tax deductible, and you will receive a letter and receipt from the Foundation in acknowledgement of your support.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us spread the word: Kids and Aspirin DON’T Mix!

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December 30, 2012 · 4:01 pm

It’s Flu Season: Do you know what meds to avoid?

Flu Season is here again.  Remember to check the ingredients on the prescription, over the counter, and topical products and medications you consider buying to make sure they don’t contain salicylates.

Our handy wallet size ingredient cards can assist you with this, and are available by contacting the NRSF office by email or by phone.  (A small donation for the wallet cards would help us print more as we need them, and cover postage, but it is not mandatory.)

The NRSF does not condone Chicken Pox Parties.  Parents need to be aware that chicken pox is a virus, and in exposing their child to a virus, they also run the risk of Reye’s Syndrome, stroke, and a host of other potential viral complications.  Read more about this issue at www.ReyesSyndrome.Org/chickenpox.html

Reye’s Syndrome is often misdiagnosed as Encephalopathy, which it is a form of, along with drug overdose in Teens and Young Adults, and as SIDs in infants.

This time of year, when Influenza, (Flu) can run unchecked through our communities and schools, we need to do all we can to stave off  viral infection.  If your child is sick, keep him or her home and encourage other parents of sick children to do the same.

Teach children to wash their hands and to sing the Happy Birthday song as they do so.  Three times through, and those little hands can be mostly germ free!  The NRSF, using the CDC’s Kidtastics Flu video has created a video for kids about keeping safe during flu season at Angela and the KidTastics  (Video)

Save a Life this Flu Season; ask your neighborhood School, Day Care, Sunday School, Head Start Program, or Physician’s Office if they know they can download a valuable package of  Reye’s Syndrome information from the Reye’s Syndrome website at www.ReyesSyndrome.Org/schools.html.

Download some information and take a sample to them to pass on to parents, teachers, and caregivers.  Your actions will save a life!

Other Names for Aspirin:

Acetyl Salicylic Acid
Acetylsalicylic Acid
Aluminum Acetyl Salicylate
Ammonium Salicylate
Amyl Salicylate
Benzyl Salicylate
Butyloctyl Salicylate
Calcium Acetyl Salicylate
Choline Salicylate
Ethyl Salicylate
Lithium Salicylate
Methyl Salicylate
Methylene Disalicylic Acid
Octyl Salicylate
Phenyl Salicylate
Procaine Salicylate
Sal Ethyl Carbonate
Salicylsalicylic Acid
Santalyl Salicylate
Sodium Salicylate
Strontium Salicylate
Sulfosalicylic Acid
Tridecyl Salicylate
Trolamine Salicylate

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December 30, 2012 · 1:15 am