Genetic Disorders UK is a registered charity with a vision to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by genetic disorders.
While individual genetic disorders are rare, it is thought that there
are currently more than 6,000 diagnosed disorders and new disorders are
being identified every day. It is estimated that 1 in 25 children is
affected by a genetic disorder. This means that in the UK, 30,000 babies
and children are newly diagnosed each year and more than half a million
children and adults are living with a genetic disorder.
is to be the leading source of information and support for both those
affected by a genetic disorder, and the charities and patient groups
that support them, by bringing together everyone’s combined experience
in a place it can be shared.
Genetic Disorders UK is run by a small team that also organises the annual Jeans for Genes Day fundraising event.
We are hoping that by raising as much money as possible on Jeans for
Genes Day we will be able to launch much needed support services and
increase the number of grants we provide to disorder-specific charities.
Our website content is written by individuals who are either affected
by a genetic disorder themselves or are in a family affected by a
genetic disorder. If you would like to contribute to our work either by
writing about your experience or sharing information, please contact us.