AA voices is the area of our website where people affected by aplastic anaemia share the stories they feel are important, in their own words.
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Hi there I'm Ben.
I was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia when I was 22, and as a mixed-race male I had a more difficult transplant journey than some of the other people I met in hospital.
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Hello! I am Jodie – dancer, writer, yogi, baker, wild-swimmer, traveller, wife, mama, and lover of life… and more recently, severe aplastic anaemia patient.
These entries on the Aplastic Anaemia Trust website have been adapted from my personal blog, which you can find at faultymarrow.com.
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Hi there, I'm Connor Gardner, dad to Max, sharing our family's story from a dad's perspective.
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Hello, I’m Elin! I’m 25 years old, busy working as a nurse normally but very recently been diagnosed with very severe aplastic anaemia.
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Staying positive while I was in hospital receiving ATG treatment.
I have thought long and hard about writing this...
What’s ‘normal’ for a 38-year-old woman? Marriage? Children? Successful career? 10 years ago, this is exactly where I thought I was headed…
I remember while I was receiving treatment how desperate I had felt to be normal like my friends at school, to be able to play out, take part in the school sports day and spend time with my sister. But, years later when I finally started recovering, I remember feeling an overwhelming sense of panic
Mental health issues around serious illness are complex. The medical doctors do their best to heal the physical self but wellness is about the whole self. For young people with few life experiences a serious illness is hard.
07.11.17 imprinted - because life changed forever that day
I’m Ella and I was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia in 2017, when I was 17. My brother saved my life by donating his bone marrow.