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NORD Invites Video Submissions on Advocacy Experience

Written by Christina Jensen on August 1, 2018

Washington, D.C., August 1, 2018 – The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), the leading independent nonprofit organization representing the 30 million Americans with rare diseases, has issued a call for video submissions on the patient advocacy experience. The videos will be the latest part of a year-long campaign marking… Read More

Illinois Man Uses His Myelofibrosis Story to Help Others

Written by on July 16, 2014

The diagnosis of primary myelofibrosis (MF), one of three main myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), came as a huge surprise for Bill Erickson in May 2012. According to the MPN Research Foundation, patients with MF have scar tissue buildup in their bone marrow, which prevents normal blood cells from being produced. Since blood cell… Read More

Living With Essential Thrombocythemia (ET)

Written by Mary Dunkle on June 23, 2014

In 1992, Antje Hjerpe was diagnosed with a rare blood disease known as “essential thrombocythemia” or ET. A review of previous lab records showed that she had  been living with this disease for at least six years prior to diagnosis. Read More