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Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome Trust for the UK and Ireland

a/k/a: WHST

Address

1 Hawthorne Villas
Holmes Chapel
Crewe, CW4 7AR
United Kingdom

Phone

084-560-35338

800 Number

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Email Address

enquiries@whs4pminus.co.uk

Website

http://www.whs4pminus.co.uk

The Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome Trust for the UK and Ireland (WHST) is a non-profit, self-help organization in the United Kingdom dedicated to gathering and disseminating information about Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome and enabling parents of affected children to exchange information, support, and resources through its parent networking program. Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, a rare chromosomal disorder caused by a partial deletion of the short arm (p) of chromosome 4, is characterized by widely set eyes, an abnormally small head, cleft palate, low-set ears, undescended testicles in affected males, and/or mental and/or psychomotor retardation. Established in 1986, the group coordinates fund-raising activities; acts as a contact point for physicians and other healthcare professionals who are conducting research into the disorder; and provides information on the disorder to affected families, healthcare professionals, and other interested individuals. The group provides a variety of educational and support materials through its database, directory, regular newsletter, reports, and brochures.

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