The infographic on this page will take you from the inception of Rare Disease Day to present day.
For the past 35 years, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been doing as much as possible to alleviate the issues and concerns plaguing the rare disease community.
Every February for the past decade, though, patients, family members, and the general public have been encouraged to join in by observing Rare Disease Day. 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the inaugural event, and, as always, people around the world are encouraged to raise awareness and educate those around them. The infographic below will take you from the inception of Rare Disease Day to the present.