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Discovery Health and National Organization for Rare Disorders Partner for Second Annual Rare Disease Day With the Premiere of the Special DISEASE DETECTIVES
Date:2/3/2010

e nations of the European Union in observing the event for the second year.  Overall, approximately 300 patient organizations, medical societies, companies developing orphan products and others have joined NORD as Rare Disease Day partners.  For more information, visit NORD's website at rarediseases.org.

DISEASE DETECTIVES is produced for Discovery Health by Discovery Studios.  For Discovery Health, Alon Orstein is executive producer, and for Discovery Studios, Robin Sestero is executive producer.  MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS is produced for Discovery Health by True Entertainment.  For Discovery Health, Alon Orstein is executive producer and for True Entertainment, Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh and Stephanya J. Miller are executive producers.  

About NORD:

Established in 1983, NORD is a nonprofit organization which represents the interests of all patients and families whose lives have been impacted by rare diseases. A rare disease is defined as one that affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there are nearly 7,000 such diseases, affecting nearly 30 million Americans. NORD provides research grants and fellowships, educational services for patients, the public and medical professionals, and patient assistance programs.  NORD provides advocacy in Washington DC on behalf of the rare disease community.  For more information, please visit: www.rarediseases.org.


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