Today is Rare Disease Day! We know from speaking to people around the world that
Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs) touch so many more lives than we realize. Many people are only a few degrees of separation from someone living with PV, ET and MF, but don't know it.
Rare Disease Day 2017 MPN Researcher Spotlight- Dr. Robert Kralovics
Today is the tenth edition of Rare Disease Day thousands of people from all over the world will come together to advocate for more research on rare diseases. Over the last few decades, funds dedicated to rare disease research have increased due to advocacy.
But it can't stop there! Rare Disease Day 2017 is an opportunity to call upon decision makers to prioritize research for the rare disease community.
On Rare Disease Day patients and families, patient organizations, politicians, medical professionals, researchers and industry will come together to raise awareness of rare diseases through thousands of
events all over the world.
Rare Disease Day 2017 is also an opportunity to recognize the crucial role that patients play in research. Patient involvement has resulted in more research, which is better targeted to the needs of patients. Patients no longer solely reap the benefits of research; they are empowered and valued partners from the beginning to the end of the research process. Patients:
Advocate for research on a specific disease or across diseases. They know where research is needed and work to influence research bodies and companies to priorities these areas in their research.
Fund research. Individuals or patient organizations such as the MPN Research Foundation often raise money for research projects.
Participate in clinical trials and in the design of clinical trials. They therefore help to ensure that the development of new therapies takes into account their real needs, so that the patient perspective is not overlooked.
By supporting MPN Research Foundation, you're supporting doctors and researchers around the world who are working to find a cure for these rare diseases. With your generous gift, you can change a MPN patient's prognosis.