Get Involved


The Plasminogen Deficiency Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations are fully tax deductible. Your financial support helps us achieve our mission of improving the lives of PLGD patients and supporting research for a cure. Every dollar of your donation is reinvested into resources to sustain and advance our cause. We couldn’t do it without you!


If you would like to donate by check and avoid all transaction fees, please make your check out to Plasminogen Deficiency Foundation and send by mail to the address below. Please include an email address where we can send a receipt acknowledging your donation for tax purposes.

Plasminogen Deficiency Foundation
203 Park Bluff Dr N
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Credit Card / PayPal

If you would like to make a donation using a credit card or via PayPal, please click the link below and you’ll be redirected to our secure online portal. In your email, you will receive a receipt from PayPal, and a second receipt from the PLGD Foundation, to document your donation for tax purposes.

International Donors

Donors anywhere in the world can donate by credit card in $USD directly to the Plasminogen Deficiency Foundation by clicking the link under “Credit Card / PayPal.” At this time, international donations are not tax deductible.

Planned Giving

There are many ways to leave a legacy to support the work and mission of the Plasminogen Deficiency Foundation, including:

  • Gifts left in your will
  • Annuities that provide income to you during your lifetime
  • Life insurance
  • Gifts made through retirement plans
  • Real estate and other property
  • Memorial gifts for loved ones

Please contact us if you are interested in making a legacy or planned gift.


Our work depends on patients, families, and supporters volunteering their time and talents to bring our mission to life. We invite you to contribute towards a better future for the PLGD community by joining us! Please contact us at, and specify in your email in which of the following areas you would like to volunteer:

Volunteer with the Foundation

  • We would love your help distributing educational materials to local hospitals, telling your story to your community or healthcare providers, connecting with our virtual community, or becoming a Patient Ambassador to help other patients on their journey.
  • There are also many administrative elements to running a foundation. If you have experience in nonprofit management, administrative tasks, or are interested in committee membership positions, please contact us.


  • Reach out to lawmakers, insurers, or other decision-makers to advocate on behalf of PLGD and other rare disease patients.

Host a Fundraiser

  • Consider hosting a virtual event to support the PLGD community with a Facebook Fundraiser! Learn how here
  • If you are interested in sponsoring an event on behalf of the foundation, please contact us so we can help with the planning.

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