About Rare Disease Day

28 February 2015 marks the eighth international Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS. On and around this day hundreds of patient organisations from more than 80 countries and regions worldwide are planning awareness-raising activities around the slogan Day-by-day, hand-in-hand.

Rare Disease DayWhat is Rare Disease Day?

Rare Disease Day is held the last day of February each year and is the occasion to raise awareness for rare diseases.
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Rare DiseaseWhat is a Rare Disease?

A rare disease, also referred to as an orphan disease, is any disorder that affects a small percentage of the population. Although the disease may be rare, patients and families share a common struggle.
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Living with a Rare Disease, Day-by-day, Hand in handTheme for 2015

This year the theme is Living with a Rare DiseaseDay-by-day, hand-in-hand!
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Rare Disease DayOverview of Past Rare Disease Days

See year-by-year highlights and how Rare Disease Day has grown since its first celebration in 2008!
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