The Registry

The Registry

The International Consensus on Anaphylaxis described this condition as 'a serious, generalized or systemic, allergic or hypersensitivity reaction that can be life-threatening or fatal' in 2014.  In the United States, anaphylaxis due to food was not well described until 1988 when Yunginger et al. published an account of 7 fatal reactions due to food in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Next came Sampson’s et al. paper describing 6 children who perished from this cause in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1992 followed by Bock et al., in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, reporting on 32 fatalities in 2001. 

Frankly, for medicine, this is a fairly new concept.  Many questions still exist around this serious health issue.  The exact number, per year, of fatal food reactions in the U.S. is not fully known.  Epidemiological data on mortality from food allergy is sparse. 

This project is meant to be a long term archive of those who perish from a food allergy in the United States.   We are honored to share the stories of those who have lost their lives to this condition.   Our hope is to learn from them.  The Registry aims to document the particulars around each death.  Through this documentation, we hope to provide a sense of understanding with the ultimate goal of prevention.   

We maintain a Map that vividly illustrates where individuals have lost their lives throughout the United States due to food allergies. An Index fosters better understanding about the individuals who have lost their lives to this unique condition and the circumstances surrounding that loss.


The Map

Click the colored points on the map to access detailed information or click on the icon in the upper, left-hand corner of the map to expand the entire Map Key. If you're on a mobile device, click the square in the upper, right-hand corner to launch The Registry in Google Maps.


The Index

The information below is kept anonymous until consent has been provided by the family of the deceased. As consent is acquired, and stories are gathered, profile pages are developed to share the story of the individual who was lost due to their food allergy.

 

2019

  • CJP | Brooklyn, NY | Age: 11 | Aerosolized Fish

  • BTC | Roanoke , VA | Age: 17 | Tree Nut

  • DS | West Covina , CA | Age: 11 | Milk

  • RH | Concord , MA | Age: 21 | Peanut

2018

  • GH | Blytheville, AR | Age: 31 | Tree Nut

  • AH | Coweta County, GA | Age: 12 | Peanut

  • MM | Poughkeepsie, NY | Age: 19 | Peanut

  • AS | Weston, FL | Age: 15 | Peanut

2017

  • TS | Sandy, UT | Age: 14 | Peanut

  • AM | Medford, MA | Age: 23 | Peanut

  • MJ | Lihue, HI | Age: 27 | Unknown

  • Anthony L. | Reno, NV | Age: 18 | Tree Nut

  • AW | Birmingham, AL | Age:  3| Baked Milk

  • JM | Howard Lake, MN | Age: 15 | Peanut

  • MD | Chicago, IL | Age: 15 | Unknown

  • ES | New York, NY | Age: 3 | Milk

  • AS | Independence, OH | Age: 18 | Peanut

2016 

2015

  • KS | Flemington, NJ | Age: 18 | Unknown

  • CK-G | Wyoming, MI | Age: 17 | Peanut

  • Rachel Lynn Cole | Rome, GA | Age: 18 | Peanut

  • MC | Staley, NC | Age: 17 | Unknown

  • SK | Littleton, CO | Age: 16 | Peanut

  • AL | Elmhurst, IL | Age: 13 | Unknown

  • VK | Lodi, NJ | Age: 14 | Wheat

2014

  • EH | Lyndonville, VT | Age: 24 | Unknown

  • CR | Sacramento, CA | Age: 29 | Peanut

  • JM | Milwaukee, WI | Age: 16 | Peanut

  • CS | Rochester, MI | Age: 19 | Peanut

  • SAL | McAllen, TX | Age: 24 | Peanut

  • SJ | Minneapolis, MN | Age: 16 | Milk

  • DW | Clarksville, TN | Age: 11 | Tree Nut

  • BD | New York, NY | Age: 13 | Peanut

  • RG | Austin, TX | Age: 23 | Peanut

  • JD | Staten Island, NY | Age: 7 | Milk

2013

  • MB | Los Alamitos, CA | Age: 11 | Unknown

  • NG | Twin Bridges, CA | Age: 13 | Peanut

  • Cody Hardy | Phoenix, AZ | Age: 17 | Milk

  • AB | Boston, MA | Age: 15 | Milk

  • SJ | New York, NY | Age: 6 | Peanut

  • TB | Jamaica, NY | Age: 11 | Unknown

  • GC | Hicksville, NY | Age: 14 | Peanut

  • MW | Rockwall, TX | Age: 11 | Peanut

  • TH | St. George, UT | Age: 11 | Peanut

  • AG | Old Bridge, NJ | Age: 8 | Milk

  • CF | Plymouth, MA | Age: 19 | Peanut

  • FT | Plano, TX | Age: 2 | Peanut

2012

  • AJ | Chesterfield, VA | Age: 7 | Peanut

  • MS | Snohomish, WA| Age: 22 | Milk

  • JL | Bel Air, MD | Age: 17 | Unknown

  • DRB | McDonough, GA | Age: 15 | Macadamia Nut

  • AS | Frederick, MD | Age: 8 | Unknown

2011

  • JD | Lawrenceville, GA | Age: 15 | Peanut

  • TD | Kennesaw, GA | Age: 20 | Unknown

  • ML | Los Angeles, CA | Age: 26 | Peanut

2010

  • AF | New York, NY | Age: 20 | Milk

  • KC | Chicago, IL | Age: 13 | Peanut

  • YA | Sebastian, FL | Age: 17 | Peanut

  • KE | Miami, FL | Age: 21 | Peanut

  • RH | Lovejoy, GA | Age: 35 | Shellfish (crab)

2009

2008

  • BH | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (on vacation) | Age: 18 | Peanut

  • DS | Magnuson Park, WA | Age: 30 | Peanut

  • PT | Stanton, MI | Age: 30 | Peanut

  • HM | Elgin, IL | Age: 58 | Fish

  • CK | Johnson City, TN | Age: 66 | Peanut

2007

2006

  • EM | Cincinnati, OH | Age: 13 | Peanut

  • BS | Agawam, MA | Age: 16 | Peanut

2005

  • GH | Concord, MA | Age: 14 | Peanut

  • DB | Waterbury, CT | Age: 17 | Milk

  • KB | Lowell, IN | Age: 7 | Milk

  • AA | Grants Pass, OR | Age: 11 | Peanut

  • MD | Grapevine, TX | Age: 24 | Peanut

2004

  • AT | Royal Oak, MI | Age: 34 | Peanut

  • PG | California | Age: 9 | Milk

  • LB | Rolling Hill Estates, CA | Age: 18 | Peanut

  • CC | Preston, MN | Age: 17 | Tree nut (hazelnut)

2003

  • MS | St. Louis, MO | Age: 29 | Peanut

  • KA | Newark, NJ | Age: 32 | Shellfish

  • MD | Milwaukee, WI | Age: 19 | Peanut

  • PA | Lisle, IL | Age: 12 | Peanut

2002

  • TH | Boston, MA | Age: 31 | Peanut

2001

  • NW | Spokane, WA | Age: 9 | Peanut

  • WG | Amesbury, MA | Age: 16 | Tree nut (walnut)

2000

1999

  • JM | Winchester, MA | Age: 18 | Tree nut (pistachio)

1998

  • MV | Northfield, OH | Age: 12 | Peanut

  • KK | Seattle, WA | Age: 12 | Peanut

  • MS | Niskayuna, NY | Age: 17 | Peanut

1997

  • MM | Goshen, KY | Age: 13 | Peanut

1996

  • KN | Sparks, NV | Age: 12 | Nuts (peanut and tree nuts)

  • JR | Wisconsin | Age: 21 | Peanut

1994

  • KC | Oxford, OH | Age: 18 | Peanut

1991

1989

  • CW | Pontiac, MI | Age: 10 | Peanut

1986

  • KB | Providence, RI | Age: 18 | Peanut

1983

  • CH | Fripp Island, SC | Age: 23 | Seafood