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A Message from Eileen Rubin, Founder of the ARDS Foundation

An introduction to ARDS by the president and founder of the ARDS foundation

It Could be You ARDS Awareness Video

Awareness video about Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) 

ARDS and Flu

Video of ARDS/Flu victim, information about ARDS and Flu and as you scroll down on the page, images of ARDS/Flu survivors with x-ray and message about ARDS and Flu

Voices of ARDS

Banner of ARDS survivors and those who lost their battle with ARDS. Plus, individual images of ARDS victims as you scroll down on the page.

ARDS Resources and Links

Links to ARDS Foundation brochures and links to information from other websites about ARDS.

Short Videos of ARDS – Doctor, Patient, Family

On the home page of ARDS Foundation’s website, as you scroll down, there are a series of three short videos that offer information from medical specialists, an ARDS Survivor, and two ARDS family members.

ARDS Foundation receives funding for PCORI Award

Information and Press Release for PCORI Tier A Pipeline to Proposal Award

Hold Your Breath for ARDS

Video and information about ARDS Challenge to Hold Your Breath for ARDS

ARDS Patient Stories

Stories of Patients who had ARDS

Foundation Views

Short articles written about various viewpoints related to ARDS

ATS Patient Information Series

The ATS Patient Information Series is a public service of the American Thoracic Society and its journal the AJRCCM ( The information appearing in this series is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for the medical advice of one's personal health care provider.

COVID-19: How Do We Stay Safe?

Managing Your Chronic Lung Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Face Coverings in a Pandemic

What is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?

What is ECMO?

Managing The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Experience: A Proactive Guide for Patients and Families

Mechanical Ventilation

What is Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)?