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Patients, Families and Friends
How can GARD help patients, families, and friends?
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a rare medical condition, having reliable information is critical for making informed health care decisions. You can use the search box above to find information and resources on more than 6,500 conditions. You can also go to the Diseases tab for additional ways to search.
On each disease page, you will find links to resources and information written by GARD Information Specialists in response to questions they have received. The amount of information varies depending on how many questions GARD has received about each condition. If you cannot find information on the website that you need, contact a GARD Information Specialist. GARD Information Specialists have advanced degrees in genetics and have experience working with people who have rare conditions.
Information Specialists can provide the following:
Medical information in easy-to-understand language.
Information about genetic testing and genetic services.
Organizations that provide information and support.
Information about research studies and clinical trials.
Also, GARD develops guides with tips on general topics, important resources, and answers to questions that patients, their families, and friends often ask us. We appreciate feedback about these guides and resources and encourage you to make a suggestion.
Guides for Patients, Families, and Friends:
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