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Our Mission Statement

Our mission statement at TARS Awareness Texas is providing some enlightening  information about TAR (thrombocytopenia-absent radius) syndrome from TAR related individuals and families so that others are educated about the rare genetic.

What is TARS?

TAR (Thrombocytopenia Absent Radius) Syndrome is characterized by the absence of a bone called the radius in each forearm and a deficiency of blood cells involved in the blood-clotting process. TAR syndrome usually appears during infancy and becomes less severe over time. It prevents normal blood clotting, resulting in easy bruising and frequent nosebleeds. Potentially life-threatening episodes of severe bleeding may occur in the brain and other vital organs, especially during the first year of life. The severity of skeletal problems in TAR Syndrome varies among those affected. Common among these abnormalities are webbed or fused fingers, a curved pinky finger, or skeletal deformations in the upper arms, legs, and hip sockets. The State of Texas recently, in July 2020, signed that TAR Syndrome Awareness Month be recognized for the month of August.

TARS Awareness Texas is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax exempt organization qualified to receive tax deductible contributions by the Internal Revenue Service.

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