Asociación de pacientes con EPOC (APEPOC)
Spanish patient organisation of COPD (APEPOC)
APEPOC is a non-profit organisation that is included in those regulated by articles 16 and 2 of Law 49/2002, of December 23, 2002, on the tax regime of non-profit organisations and tax incentives for patronage, with its own legal personality, which pursues general interest purposes, and whose objectives, among others, the defense of the rights of COPD patients. All the actions carried out by this association will ultimately aim to improve the quality of life of COPD patients. In order to achieve this objective, it mainly uses two ways: the assistance services to its associates, and the dissemination of the disease as a means to pressure the administrations to invest in quality of life for COPD patients.