Persatuan SLE Malaysia (PSLEM) was formed in 1994 to provide social, psychological and financial support to people with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disorder. PSLEM has a total membership of about 3500; 90% being SLE patients and their caregivers. The rest are doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. PSLEM provides free education and counselling on the disease, medications and coping measures, while its SLE Fund provides financial aid to needy patients for medications, prostheses, intraocular lenses, and hospitalisation. PSLEMâ€™s work is funded by donations from corporations and individual well-wishers. Cash donations to PSLEM are eligible for tax exemption.