Rare Disease Resources

Rare Disease Resources

Did you know that February is Rare Diseases Awareness Month? Rare diseases affect over 350 million people in the world and it is estimated that 50% of those affected are children. If your child has been diagnosed with a rare disease, please know that you are not alone. There are many organizations, professionals and families looking to connect with you to offer help, support and information.

7,000 rare diseases have been officially identified and 1 in 10 people in the United States have a rare disease. Unfortunately, 95% of these rare diseases do not have an FDA approved drug treatment and more rare diseases are being discovered every day.

 

Where to Find More Information

Research: Find information and resources regarding clinical trials and genetic research being conducted, assistance to help access medication and how you can become involved.

 

Connect: Learn how to find patient organizations, meetings and other families of children with rare diagnoses near you, as well as online.

 

Advocate: Participate in a variety of events and help spread the word about rare diseases in your community. Find more information about #RareDiseaseDay and what you can do to further the cause.

 

#RareDiseaseDay is the Last Day of February

Rare Disease Day is celebrated internationally by the rare disease community each year on the last day of February. The day seeks to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives.

You can join in by finding more information at: www.rarediseaseday.org

 

Rare disease resources for parents and families of children with a rare disease diagnosis

 


Related Posts

A Boy on the Beach

Health & Nutrition

Sun Safety for Kids: 4 Tips for a Safe & Fun Summer

Get ready to soak up some rays safely this summer! Learn how to provide sun exposure protection for your child beyond sunscreen and sunglasses.

A mother helping son to blow a nose in a park.

Health & Nutrition

5 Most Common Childhood Illnesses (And What To Do About Them)

Colds? Flu? Stomach bugs? Learn about 5 common childhood illnesses and what you can do to help your child feel better.

Girl eating white pills medicine tablet and drink glass of water.

Health & Nutrition

Making Medicine Manageable: Teaching Kids To Swallow Pills

Teaching your child how to swallow a pill is an important skill as they grow older. Find out how to do it here.