Mitochondrial Disease

Mitochondrial Disease

Mitochondrial disease is a disorder of energy production. Mitochondrial disease can manifest as any disease in any organ at any age. The mitochondria are present in almost every cell in our bodies. Defective mitochondria are unable to completely burn food and oxygen in order to generate energy. MitoAction has more information.


MitoAction – MitoAction provides support to patients and families to help navigate the daily and often difficult journey of living with mitochondrial disease.
PO Box 51474
Boston, MA 02205
Phone: 888-648-6228 (Main Line)
Help Line: 888-648-6411

Mitochondria Research and Medicine Society – A nonprofit international organization of scientists and physicians. The purpose of MRSis to find a cure for mitochondrial diseases by promoting research on basic science of mitochondria, mitochondrial pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis and treatment through out the world.
“Support for families by families”
PO Box 55322
Birmingham, AL 35294

United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF)Promotes research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.
8085 Saltsburg Road, Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Phone: 412-793-8077
Helpline: 888-317-8633
Fax: 412-793-6477

Other Information:

Oley Foundation –  Tools for living better on home IV and tube feedings.

Mitochondrial Disease Frequently Asked QuestionsCenters for Disease Control and Prevention

Mitochondrial Genetic Disorders – Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center

Mitochondrial Diseases – Medline Plus

Fact Sheet last updated on: 4/15/2020


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