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National Organization for Rare Disorders

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare “orphan” diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them.

During our third tzedakah collection of the 2009-2010 school year, Religious School students raised $894.72 in support of NORD. Thank you to all who contributed so generously.
NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research and service. A rare or “orphan” disease affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. There are more than 6,000 rare disorders that, taken together, affect approximately 25 million Americans.

For almost 20 years, NORD has served as the primary nongovernmental clearinghouse for information on rare disorders. NORD also provides referrals support groups and other sources of assistance.

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