Deutscher Allergie- und Asthmabund e.V. (DAAB) is the oldest and largest patient organisation in Germany for allergies and anaphylaxis, asthma and atopic eczema. It is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to creating awareness, providing education and advocacy and supporting research on behalf of allergic patients on scientifically based evidence. DAAB has more than 18.000 members (individuals, families, groups), runs 100 volunteer support groups and a network of registered dietitians specialized in food allergy with more than 800 members and a network for healthcare professionals and clinics with more than 1000 members. DAAB cooperates with German Medical Societies on Allergies and is involved in the development of a number of medical guidelines.