Since 2006 Expression of Hope has featured works of art by the community touched by lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs). 

Learn about Lysosomal Storage Disorders

Lysosomal Storage Disorders, or LSDs, are rare genetic diseases caused by a problem with a particular enzyme in the body. There are over 40 diseases classified as LSDs, and while individually each of these diseases is relatively rare, grouped together they affect 1 in about every 7,000 people1.

Symptoms can vary widely across LSDs, ranging from relatively minor problems to serious and possible life-threatening medical issues. To help people learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, and support of LSDs, Genzyme sponsors the following informational websites:

1Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24380123)