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National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

President/CEO: Peter L. Saltonstall
Senior Advisor: Mary Dunkle

55 Kenosia Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810-1968
Voice: (203) 744-0100
Toll-Free Voice: (800) 999-6673
Fax: (203) 263-9938

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a nonprofit voluntary health agency that serves as a clearinghouse for information on rare disorders. A rare disorder is a disease or condition that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans. Cumulatively, there are more than 7,000 rare diseases affecting more than 30 million Americans. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare diseases through education, advocacy, research, and service programs. NORD administers medication assistance programs for certain rare-disease drugs as well as research grants and fellowships.


NORD Resource Guide
Frequency: every 2 years
Type: resource guide

Orphan Disease Update
Frequency: biannual
Type: newsletter

Physician’s Guides
Type: brochure

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