A serious illness like aplastic anaemia sends shockwaves through your family. From worried grandparents, to feeling-left-out siblings – we're determined to offer personal, tailored support to everyone. With your donation, you can be there for more families this Christmas.
Aplastic anaemia is an ultra rare bone marrow failure, where the body becomes unable to produce blood cells. Children often face years of gruelling treatment - including a bone marrow transplant and months in hospital. Parents are plunged into a world of worry, new challenges, and increasing isolation - as they get used to explaining their child's condition over, and over and over again (at school, to family, to the benefits adviser - even to doctors!)
Very few people understand Aplastic Anaemia. We do. Zoe in our support team has AA. She's here to explain the transplant process to Granny on the phone, to send a picture book to the little girl left at home that explains why her big sister is poorly, to respond to mum's panicked posts in the Facebook group when blood counts drop, or a new symptom appears. She can refer you for expert mental health support or benefits advice. She's the one you don't have to explain AA to. She gets it.