National Organization for Rare Diseases
NORD, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. NORD, along with its more than 280 patient organization members, is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services.
NORD is committed to fostering a healthy and robust rare disease research environment. With close to 7,000 rare diseases without a treatment, the initial research that can later lead to a treatment or cure is especially important to the rare disease community.