The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation www.aamds.org
MDS Foundation https://www.mds-foundation.org
Julia's Wings www.juliaswings.org
Coat's Plus - http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/coats-plus-syndrome
The Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Telomere-Mediated Disease http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3602337/
For any questions about genetics or gene testing please check out this website: http://www.genesinlife.org/
Trait profiles are short descriptions and explanations about a wide range of genetic conditions, written in family-friendly language by genetic counselors and physicians. You may view all profiles, profiles by first letter, or search them by name.
Synonyms: Hoyeraal Hreidarsson Syndrome, Revesz Syndrome, Zinsser-Cole-Engman Syndrome
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Patient Assistance Programs
NORD's RARE CARE Program offers many forms of support, including travel assistance to clinical trials.
Air Charity Network - Provides access to member organizations that offer free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations needed during family, community, or national crisis. Call 877-621-7177 to be automatically routed to a member organization in your region.
Angel Flight East - Provides free air transportation to qualified patients and their families by arranging flights to distant medical facilities, delivering supplies to disaster areas, and reuniting families during desperate times. Call 215-358-1900 to learn more.
LifeLine Pilots – Facilitates free air transportation provided by volunteer pilots for passengers with medical and humanitarian needs. View the Request a Flight page on their website or call 800-822-7972 for assistance.
Mercy Medical Angels – Provides help with travel for specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment. Call 888-675-1405 for help arranging transportation.
Miracle Flights – Provides free domestic or international travel to U.S. facilities for medical treatment, second opinions, and follow-up for patients in need. Call 800-359-1711 to find out if you qualify for assistance.
Angel Flight for Veterans – Helps veterans or active duty military who need to travel for specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, or rehabilitation. Patients needing help can call 800-296-1217.
Children’s Flight of Hope - Provides free air transportation to and from medical facilities in the eastern United States for seriously ill and injured children. To request a flight, submit an online flight request or call 919-466-8593 for assistance.
Corporate Angel Network - Arranges free travel on corporate jets for cancer patients, bone marrow donors, and bone marrow recipients. Call 914-328-1313 within three weeks of your appointment at a cancer treatment center.
Healthcare Hospitality Network - A nationwide professional association of nearly 200 nonprofit organizations that provide lodging and support services to patients, families, and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from home. To find lodging in a specific area, use their online search form or call 800-542-9730.
Joe’s House - A nonprofit organization providing cancer patients and their families an online list of nationwide discounted lodging near hospitals and treatment centers. To find lodging, call 877-563-7468 or use their online directory
Ronald McDonald House Charities – Provides families with housing and home-cooked meals, at little or no cost, close to their hospitalized child. To request a stay, contact the social services department at the hospital where your child will receive treatment.
The Children’s Inn at NIH – A nonprofit residence dedicated to serving the families of children involved in pediatric research at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. First time reservations must be made by your medical team. Call 800-644-4660 for information.
Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge at NIH - Offers a home-like place of respite for families and loved ones of adult patients who are receiving care at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. Guests must be referred by the NIH Institute or Center in charge of the patient’s research study. Call 301-496-6500 for information about referrals and use of the facility.
RARE Toolkits provide individuals with usable information on a variety of topics related to living with and/or advocating for rare disease patients.
Global Genes™ is one of the leading rare disease patient advocacy organizations in the world. They build awareness, educate the global community, and provide critical connections and resources that equip advocates to become activists for their disease. Global Genes™ and their leaders are committed to ensuring that our programs support their worldwide mission of awareness and outreach, education, innovation and technology and research, and collaborative partnerships.