The Rare Disease Awareness ribbon is the Zebra (Black & White) ribbon.
The Blue jeans denim awareness ribbon represents genetic disorder awareness (often misidentified as equivalent to rare disease awareness as around 80% of rare diseases are genetic in origin.
The first Rare Disease Day was held on 29 February 2008 in numerous European nations and in Canada through the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders. In 2009 Rare Disease Day went global as NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders) mobilized 200 rare disease patient advocacy organizations in the United States while organizations in China, Australia, Taiwan, and Latin America also lead efforts in their respective countries to coordinate activities and promote the day.
List of the Rarest Diseases (Not in Order):
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