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February 28 is Rare Disease Day!

The HPS Network celebrated Rare Disease Day 2021 by hosting a rare disease trivia on Gatherly. Thanks to our graduate student interns who helped curate the facts used for the event! Our membership was asked to spread awareness by sharing their stories on social media....

NIH Symptom Scale Study

  Our mission at the Network is to find a cure for HPS. This is the driving force behind all that we do. A cure is not possible without research and for that we need you!WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our mission at the Network is to find a cure for HPS. This is the driving force...

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday Zoom talk.  Please join us and view our latest Zoom talk in Youtube for more information. Click here to see a Youtube video of the Zoom talk.

Giving Tuesday 2020

Giving Tuesday 2020 is fast approaching! The HPS Network will be participating in Giving Tuesday this December 1, 2020. We understand these are challenging times, but the work of finding a cure does not stop! This year, we have a new software to make fundraising...

Recall of nasal DDAVP

Ferring US issued a voluntary recall of DDAVP nasal spray 10 mcg/0.1 mL, Desmopressin Acetate Nasal Spray 10 mcg/0.1 mL, STIMATE Nasal Spray 1.5 mg/mL because of superpotency. Superpotency can cause low sodium levels that could result in seizures, coma or death. If...

2020 Rare Artist Contest now accepting submissions

The 2020 Rare Artist Contest is open for business! Anyone connected to the rare disease community – patient, caregiver, friend, medical professional etc. – may enter the contest. There are different categories for children, teens and adults. Cash prizes are awarded...

New HPS gene identified

Researchers at the University of Bordeaux’s Molecular Genetics, Rare Disease, Genetics, Metabolism Lab report finding a new gene that causes the HPS type of albinism in the Journal of Genetics in Medicine. They found two individuals with the newly discovered gene, HPS...

HPS Network presents to Albinos Paraguay

As part of International Albinism Day, Albinos Paraguay invited the HPS Network to give a presentation about Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome. As flying to Paraguay isn’t possible, Carmen Camacho and Nancy Lee, both members of the HPS Network board of directors, gave an...

Donna Appell profiled by Global Genes

Donna Appell, Founder and Executive Director of the HPS Network, was profiled by Global Genes for the month of June as a Rare Leader. The profile summarizes how Appell became interested in Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome and how she started the HPS Network. The article also...

HPS Network acquires donor management platform

The HPS Network has acquired a donor management platform, DonorView, as part of the grant award from CZI (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative). The platform will not only help us manage and communicate with our donors more efficiently, but it offers a variety of tools that...