Do not grieve when I am gone
ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IRELAND - NATIONAL SCREENING PROGRAMME
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (Alpha-1) is a genetic condition which, after cystic fibrosis, is the commonest genetic disorder in Ireland. It severely affects more than 15,000 people, with another 250,000 carriers also at risk of lung and liver disease on the island of Ireland. When the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland wanted to create a nationwide publicity campaign for their Alpha-1 research centre, as part of a national screening programme, they entrusted us to create this video to encourage potential carriers to get tested.