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What is Rare Disease Day?

Rare Disease Day 2021 will take place on Sunday 28 February and it will be marked in more than 85 countries around the world.

Rare Disease UK, a campaign run by the charity Genetic Alliance UK, is the official organiser of the day in the UK.

Rare conditions are individually uncommon but collectively there over 6,000 conditions that will affect 1 in 17 people in the UK.

Rare Disease Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of rare conditions and improve access to care, treatment, information and support.

Rare is many, Rare is strong, rare is proud
We support Rare Disease Day 28 February 2021 Pledge
Rare Disease UK is the official organiser of the day in the UK.

Rare Disease activities

To celebrate Rare Disease Day 2021 in the UK we have a range of activities planned including:

And a big thank you to our supporters...

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