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November 29, 2018

TOPIC: Uncategorized, Press Releases, Medical

NORD Publishes Report on Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease

Posted at November 11, 2018 09:16 am by Valaree DonFrancesco

Washington, DC, November 29, 2018–As part of its ongoing series to promote awareness and education regarding rare diseases, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has published a report on Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease (PTLD) in its Rare Disease Database. This new resource is available free online… Read More

July 9, 2018

TOPIC: Uncategorized, Featured News, Patients & Members, Patient Stories

Moving documentary on Joshua Frase Foundation, Nibs – the matriarch of the first ever MTM dog colony, and the power of patient advocacy

Posted at July 7, 2018 09:55 am by Valaree DonFrancesco

The Joshua Frase Foundation (JFF) is a non-profit organization founded with a simple yet seemingly unattainable vision: to find a cure for Myotubular Myopathy (MTM). The journey towards a cure started the day Joshua Frase was born with a disease so rare that he was said to be only one of fifty five known cases around the… Read More

March 2, 2018

TOPIC: Uncategorized, Featured News, Patients & Members, Research

Changing the Landscape of Rare Disease Research

Posted at March 3, 2018 03:09 pm by Valaree DonFrancesco

*The following is a a guest blog posting by NORD’s Director of Research Programs, Vanessa Boulanger, originally published 2/28/18 on at`


A rare disease, by definition, affects fewer than 200,000 individuals in the United States. Up to 30 million Americans have a rare disease, and most conditions are poorly understood. The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the… Read More

March 27, 2017

TOPIC: Uncategorized, Press Releases

NORD and Neurology Reviews Publish Special Report

Posted at March 3, 2017 03:29 pm by Jennifer Huron

As part of its efforts to educate medical professionals about rare diseases, NORD, the leading independent nonprofit representing the 30 million Americans with rare diseases, is pleased to announce publication of the 3rd annual Rare Neurological Disease Special Report™, with Neurology Reviews®, a Frontline Medical Communications (FMC) print and digital media publication.

Published as a supplement to the… Read More

September 30, 2016

TOPIC: Uncategorized

President Obama Signs Advancing Hope Act

Posted at September 9, 2016 03:48 pm by Jennifer Huron


white-houseWashington, D.C., September 30, 2016 – Today, President Obama signed the Advancing Hope Act (S. 1878), extending the Rare Pediatric Disease Priority Review Voucher (PRV) program until December 31.

“On behalf of the 15 million children with rare diseases, we thank the President for signing the Advancing Hope Act so… Read More