The Brittle Bone Society

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Corporate body

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The Brittle Bone Society

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registered charity (SCO50854) and company limited by guarantee (SC677346)

Description area

Dates of existence

1968 - Present


The Brittle Bone Society (BBS) was founded in Dundee in 1968 by Margaret Grant and is the only UK-wide charity organisation set up to provide support to people affected by the bone condition, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). The Society works closely with specialist medical units and other professionals from across the United Kingdom, plays a crucial role in promoting research into the condition and offers practical support, advice and encouragement to patients and their relatives. The Society continues to operate from its Dundee headquarters and currently has a membership in the region of 1000.


Dundee, Scotland

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UK Charity

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Related entity

Margaret Grant (June 29 1933-December 2 2020)

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Founder of the Society

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GB 254 UR-DU

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revision: AB 28/4/2022


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Maintenance notes

A Bachell - revisions made to original authority record 28th April 2022
Exact creation date unknown - first accession for this body made 2010
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