The AFE Foundation is the only patient advocacy organization of its kind, serving those affected by or interested in the maternal complication known as an amniotic fluid embolism (AFE). Established in 2008, by AFE survivor, Miranda Klassen, the foundation has grown to support families and clinicians worldwide. The organization has one employee and is governed by a board of directors and a medical advisory committee. The board and medical advisory committee are composed of individuals affected by AFE, respected physicians, nurses and expert researchers. The AFE Foundation also collaborates with other non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, prestigious academic institutions and corporate partners to help carry out our mission and vision.
Our mission is to spur research, raise public awareness and provide support for those whose lives have been touched by the often-fatal maternal health complication known as amniotic fluid embolism (AFE).
Our vision is that AFE is understood and preventable, thus resulting in a noticeable reduction in maternal and fetal death globally.