Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
Hi - and welcome to the online Aortic Dissection Support Group subscription page!
Our group is unique in that it is the only fully social media enabled support group website SOLEY for Aortic Dissection patients/family in the world and is ranked No.1 world wide on Internet search engines for Aortic Dissection patients information & support.
Since its inception in 2008 we have helped and supported through our extensive membership base and high profile online presence many thousands of people and their families who have had an Aortic Dissection and require the emotional support that we all need so desperately after our surgeries and during our recovery.
This site (and its sister site: The Mechanical Heart Valve Support Group) has been operating since startup in 2008 on a purely voluntary basis and receives NO SPONSORSHIP or support from any medical or business sector whatsoever.
Real costs both in outside services and labour apply to the cost of operating the Aortic Dissection Support Group site (web hosting, web site creation, web site maintainance, forum monitoring etc.)
With the site now grown to its present size and membership it is regrettably now no longer able to be provided as a free service as the cost of operating the site is now prohibitive without any form of income to help defray some of the site operating costs.
To this end, a modest per annum subscription donation of $25 USD ($2.08 per month) (Approx £15 UK Pounds per annum) applies from 01 October 2012. (For those who can utilise it a LIFELONG membership option is also available for a one-time payment of $100 USD. NOTE: All lifelong Aortic Dissection Suppport Group members will be featured on the site as a lifelong AD Support Member.)
Any existing members that have NOT upgraded to membership status after 01 October 2012 will be still able to access the site but not sign in nor use any of the services (forums, blogs etc) on the site.
All NEW MEMBERSHIPS from this date (01 October 2012) will also be subject to a subscription fee to join the group.
This decision to apply membership fees has not been taken lightly however it is now no longer an option to provide this site and its services on a complimentary basis if it is to stay in operation.
The MHV Support Group is - and will always remain a 'NOT FOR PROFIT' service with its extremely modest membership subscriptions used to pay for the above services plus expand the site technology platform to provide and upgrade more services such as smartphone access and facebook and twitter integration.
Update: from 01 October 2016 our web support company ( NING) has DOUBLED our per month hosting cost to $54.00 USD per month. We have decided - for the time being - to NOT increase our yearly subscription fee of 25.00 USD per annum, however any members NOT financial will be now deleted without any further advice as we cannot now support unpaid members and frankly it is very unfair on members who have diligently paid their subscription fees.
So... "Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero" ( "Seize the day and place no trust in tomorrow!")
*********** Please answer Y (YES) or N (NO) above if you are ALSO a member of the MHV Support Group ***********
If you are also a member of our sister site: The Mechanical Heart Valve Support Group (MHV) your Mechanical Heart Valve Support Group membership will be COMPLIMENTARY so long as you are a fully paid member of the Aortic Dissection Support Group.
**Note: We have a small glitch with the LIFELONG MEMBERSHIP subscription dropdown on Paypal above as it shows a yearly cost- however it is a ONE OFF payment only so please ignore the glitch and use the dropdown link.
* Note: You DO NEED to be registered with Paypal to use the MHV Subscription service, however you DO NOT NEED to have a Paypal account. You can simply use your credit card to pay through our Paypal interface by just registering with Paypal.