On Monday 29 February, Royal Brompton Hospital marked rare disease day along with organisations from across the world, with the aim of increasing awareness of rare diseases and this year was held on 29 February, a rare day.
To mark the day this year, staff from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Royal Brompton Biomedical Research Units (BRU) hosted a stall event at Sydney Street wing of the hospital.
Patients and the public were encouraged to write or draw messages of support, inspiration and hope for rare diseases on our message canvas. Patients and the public also had the opportunity to try their hands at extracting DNA from strawberries and have a go at playing the chromosome challenge – pairing chromosomes against the clock.
NIHR is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and our two biomedical research units will be hosting several events through the year to mark the anniversary.
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