Today, February 28, is Rare Disease Day. It’s a day dedicated to raising awareness of the more than 7,000 rare conditions, like hemophilia and primary immunodeficiency diseases, impacting patients and their families. At CSL, the world’s fifth largest biotechnology company, many of its more than 22,000 employees around the world snapped and shared photos to bring awareness to the day and to rare conditions. Rare Disease Day was established in 2008 by advocacy organization EURORDIS – an alliance of patient organizations representing more than 30 million people affected by rare diseases throughout Europe.
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Pictured here are members of CSL’s Global Regulatory Affairs team in Broadmeadows, Australia, who took the opportunity to take this picture during a team outing at a local bowling alley.
For more information about Rare Disease Day, click here. To learn more about rare disease prevalence, see this infographic.