Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness in the Month of May


Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness

There are many members and supporters of FibroFlutters who have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), or Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSDs). Including myself and fellow co-founder Vicky Green who has been officially diagnosed with Hypermobility Type EDS (hEDS). Raising awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders is part of our advocacy.

In our earlier days as a community support group our knowledge of this rare genetic condition was very limited. Over time as our understanding of it grew so did our advocacy efforts as a patient group.

We are supporters of EDS Support UK and ask you to please join us to help them raise awareness.

You can do this during our May-long awareness campaigning, and via the many fundraising efforts that are happening within the UK. We do ask though that awareness campaigning can occur all year long. It is not restricted to the month of May which is a recognised global date for EDS.



Looking for a local support group then please sign up for a basic membership to become a member, it’s free and you get access to their magazine ‘Fragile Links’.

You can check if there is a group near you via this link: Support Groups

There are also other differing levels of paid membership that you can check out via this link: Membership Levels


Please support The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK

The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK

If you need some support yourself then please contact EDS Support UK via their free telephone service and email HELPLINE

Many thanks for supporting the work that the charity The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK does towards raising awareness through educating people about what Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrums Disorders are. Also, through the many support groups that the charity has throughout the UK that all support patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrums Disorders.


The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK is a Charity registered in England and Wales (1157027) and Scotland (SC046712)
Registered Company No. 8924646.

Registered Address: Devonshire House, Manor Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 1QQ



FibroFlutters supporting The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK


Huge thank you to everyone that shows us their support it is truly appreciated.

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Carole and the team

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Other places for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder information and resources:

Got any to add from your country of residence please email me fibroflutters@gmail.com

UK:

The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes Toolkit – This toolkit has been developed in partnership between the RCGP Clinical Innovation and Research Centre and Ehlers Danlos Support UK led by Emma Reinhold and with contributions from Lisa Jamieson, Lesley Kavi, Kay Julier, Hanadi Kazkaz, Alan Hakim, Nikki Praiba, Gemma Pearce, Philip Bull and Jan Groh.

NHS – Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes

(HMSA) Hypermobility Syndromes Association What are hypermobility syndromes?

(HMSA) Hypermobility Syndromes Association information regarding children – Kids Zone

Patient

Versus Arthritis Joint Hypermobility

America: – THE EHLERS-DANLOS SOCIETY

THE EHLERS-DANLOS SOCIETY

Ehlers-Danlos Society Support Group & Forum – Inspire

THE EHLERS-DANLOS SOCIETY Global Affiliate Program – AFFILIATES, SUPPORT GROUPS, AND CHARITIES

Genetics Home Reference Ehlers Danlos information – National Institutes of Health

Australia:

Arthritis Australia – Hypermobility syndromes (children)

Health Direct – Ehlers-Danlos information (Gov funded)

AUSTRALIA EDS support groups and charities listed on the THE EHLERS-DANLOS SOCIETY Global Affiliate Program

Genetic and Rare Disease Network (GaRDN) Western Australian non profit

Canada:

Canadian Ehlers-Danlos Foundation

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Canada

Canadian support groups and charities listed on the THE EHLERS-DANLOS SOCIETY Global Affiliate Program

Europe:

7 ways to find information on your rare disease EURORDIS a non-governmental patient-driven alliance of patient organisations representing 917 rare disease patient organisations in 72 countries

Flemish and Belgian Links listed on the THE EHLERS-DANLOS SOCIETY Global Affiliate Program

Rare Connect Ehlers-Danlos Community (official)

The Swedish Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Association – listed on the Nordic Trial Alliance for Scandinavian links

Rare diseases Sweden – listed on the Nordic Trial Alliance for Scandinavian links | Ehlers-Danlos National Association community on Facebook

The Norwegian Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Association – listed on the Nordic Trial Alliance for Scandinavian links



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