7 ways to find information on your rare disease

  1. Search for a EURORDIS member patient organisation that represents your disease

EURORDIS has 869 member organisations from 71 countries.


Start typing a rare disease and select a disease from the dropdown list that then displays

  1. Search Orphanet

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Orphanet is a directory of rare diseases, orphan medicines, patient organisations, professionals, expert centres, diagnostic tests, research projects, clinical trials, registries and biobanks.

  1. Find the rare disease national alliance in your country

National alliances federate patient organisations from a wide range of diseases within a particular country.

Choose your country


Austria
Pro Rare Austria, Allianz für seltenen Erkrankungen
prorare-austria.org
 
Belgium
Rare Disease Organisation Belgium (RaDiOrg Belgium)
www.radiorg.be
 
Bulgaria
National Alliance of People with Rare Diseases (NAPRD)
rare-bg.com
 
Croatia
Rare Diseases Croatia 
www.rijetke-bolesti.hr
 
Cyprus
Cyprus Alliance for Rare Disorders (CARD)
http://raredisorderscyprus.com/
 
Czech Republic
Rare diseases Czech Republic (Česká asociace pro vzácná onemocnění (ČAVO))
http://vzacna-onemocneni.cz
 
Denmark
Rare Diseases Denmark (Sjaeldne Diagnoser)
http://www.sjaeldnediagnoser.dk/
 
Finland
HARSO-Rare Disease Alliance Finland
www.harso.fi
 
France
Alliance Maladies Rares
French Rare Diseases Alliance
www.alliance-maladies-rares.org
 
Germany
Allianz Chronischer Seltener Erkrankungen (ACHSE)
German National Alliance for Chronic Rare Diseases
www.achse-online.de
 
Greece
Greek Alliance for Rare Disease (PESPA)
www.pespa.gr
Hungary
Rare Diseases Hungary -  RIROSZ
www.rirosz.hu
 
Ireland
Rare Diseases Ireland
http://rdi.ie/
 
Italy
Federazione Italiana Malattie Rare (UNIAMO)
Italian Federation for Rare Diseases
www.uniamo.org
 
Latvia
Latvian Alliance for Rare Diseases
https://retasslimibas.lv/
 
Luxembourg
ALAN - Maladies Rares Luxembourg
www.alan.lu
 
Netherlands
VSOP - Vereniging Samenwerkende Ouder En Patiëntenorganisaties
www.vsop.nl
 
Poland
Polish National Forum on the Treatment of Orphan Diseases - ORPHAN
www.rzadkiechoroby.pl
 
Portugal
Aliança Portuguesa de Associações das Doenças Raras
aliancadoencasraras.org
 
Romania
Romanian National Alliance for Rare Diseases (RONARD)
bolirareromania.ro
 
Russian Federation
National Association of Patients with Rare Diseases '"GENETICA"
www.nacgenetic.ru
nacgenetic@mail.ru
Russian Association of Rare Diseases
rare-diseases.ru
 
Serbia
National Organization for Rare Diseases
www.norbs.rs
 
Slovakia
Slovak Alliance of Rare Diseases
http://www.sazch.sk/
 
Spain
FEDER - Federación Española de Enfermedades Raras
www.enfermedades-raras.org
 
Sweden
Rare Diseases Sweden (Riksförbundet Sällsynta Diagnoser)
www.sallsyntadiagnoser.se
 
Switzerland
Proraris
www.proraris.ch
 
North Macedonia
National Alliance for Rare Disease of R. Macedonia
retkibolesti@gmail.com
 
Ukraine
Non-governmental Organization "Rare Diseases of Ukraine"
https://www.facebook.com/orphandisua

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Genetic Alliance UK
www.geneticalliance.org.uk
Rare Disease UK is a campaign run by Genetic Alliance UK
www.raredisease.org.uk
Australia
Rare Voices Australia
www.rarevoices.org.au
 
Canada
Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD)
www.raredisorders.ca
 
China
Chinese Organisation for Rare Disorders
www.hanjianbing.org
 
Japan
Japan Patient Association
www.nanbyo.jp
 
Malaysia
Malaysian Rare Disorder Society (MRDS)
www.mrds.org.my
 
New Zealand
New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders (NZORD)
www.nzord.org.nz
 
Taiwan, Province of China
Taiwan Foundation for Rare Disorders (TFRD)
www.tfrd.org.tw
 
United States of America
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. (NORD)
www.rarediseases.org

  1. Find a helpline in your country

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Rare disease helplines offer advice to a patient or family member on how to find the information they need to manage living with a rare disease.

  1. Find information related to your disease on eurordis.org

  1. Find your rare disease community on RareConnect

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RareConnect is a safe, easy to use platform where rare disease patients, families and patient organisations can develop online communities and conversations across continents and languages. Find your rare disease online community.

  1. Read the stories of other people living with a rare disease on the Rare Disease Day website

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Search by disease and country among the hundreds of stories shared by people living with a rare disease and family members from around the world.

 
The voice of rare disease patients in EuropeEURORDIS The international voice of people living with rare diseasesRare Disease International Bringing together patients, families and experts to share experiences in a moderated multi-language forum. RareConnect The Rare Barometer Programme is a EURORDIS initiative that carries out surveys to transform rare disease patients' experiences into figures and facts that can be shared with decision-makers.Rare Barometer An international awareness raising campaign taking place on the last day of February each year, Rare Disease Day is a EURORDIS initiativeRare Disease Day Join the largest gathering of rare disease stakeholders across Europe, at the biennial European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products. ECRD is a EURORDIS initiativeEuropean Conference on Rare Diseases