Rare Disease Day – February 29

Happy March fir…wait…IT’S A LEAP YEAR!

With February 29th being the rarest day of the year, it only makes sense to highlight some of the rarest diseases in the world.

It’s Rare Disease Day, and with 300 million people worldwide living with a rare disease, today we recognize their struggle.

Cystinosis: A genetic condition where the amino acid cystine builds up in tissues and organs.

Turner Syndrome: A woman born with one missing or partial X chromosome.

Cystic Fibrosis: A disorder that results in thick mucus buildup in organs like the lungs and pancreas.

Von Willebrand’s Disease: A blood clotting disorder

And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Today, we encourage you to get involved and educate yourself on the many rare diseases people in your community may be living with. It may just save a life one day!