NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders) Partnership

MedicAlert Foundation is proud to partner with NORD to provide support, educational resources and tools to help those affected by rare disease live more safely and confidently.

MedicAlert is proud to support the mission of NORD to expand resources for people living with rare diseases. When you enroll in a new MedicAlert membership through the link below or via phone [1.800.432.5378], use the code NORD at checkout and MedicAlert Foundation will donate 20% of your membership fees to NORD to support their mission.

NORD is the leading patient advocacy organization dedicated to those living with rare diseases – an estimated 25-30 million people in the U.S. People with rare diseases face multiple challenges: finding information on their condition, accessing specialized care, and lack of available treatments. NORD, along with its more than 300 patient organization members, is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services.

Another challenge for those with rare diseases is getting proper care in an emergency. First responders or other medical personnel may be unfamiliar with your condition and treatment. Having a MedicAlert ID and membership provides those with rare disorders a way to communicate their condition in an emergency, and the ability to keep a detailed medical profile that is relayed to emergency personnel by MedicAlert’s 24/7 emergency response team.

In the event of an accident or medical emergency, a MedicAlert ID and membership helps protect people with rare disorders. If you can’t speak for yourself, MedicAlert will be your voice.

Learn more about the partnership between MedicAlert and NORD here.

If you’re living with a rare disease, visit NORD’s helpful resources: