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Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives.The campaign targets primarily the general public 

and also seeks to raise awareness amongst policy makers, public authorities, industry representatives, researchers, health professionals and anyone who has a genuine interest in rare diseases. Read more at

Today marks the start of Rare Disease UK's Instagram challenge. The ITP Support Associations Social Media Manager Hayley will be taking part on our Instagram storyboard. Why don’t you join in & tag us with your journey. #rarediseaseday