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Rare Disease Facts

1 in 10 

People are Affected by 

Rare Disease 

​​​

1 in 2

Rare Diseases Don't 

Have a Foundation or

Research Support

Group

​​​1 of 2

Patients Diagnosed with

a Rare Disease is a Child

​​​3 of 10

Children with a Rare

Disease Won't Live to

See Their 5th Birthday

​​​350 

Million People Suffer

From a Rare Disease

Globally  (greater than

the population of the

U.S.)

​​​

8 in 10

Rare Diseases are

Caused by a Faulty

Gene

​​​8 Years

The Average Time it

Takes for Rare Patients

to Receive an Accurate

Diagnosis

​​​

95%

of Rare Diseases Lack

an FDA Approved

Treatment

​​​RARE

Diseases Impact More

People Than Cancer and

AIDS Combined

​​​7000

Types of Rare Disease