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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When I found out I was being admitted to hospital and also to the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit I felt relived as I knew it was different to being on the adult wards.
Staying positive while I was in hospital receiving ATG treatment.
If you are like me, a mixed race male, there is every chance that a 50% match donor might be your best course of treatment. Here's what I wish I'd been told...
As a 22-year-old it never did dawn on me that I could get ill long term.
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
I firmly believe that if I can go from being severely ill in 2010 getting tired from simply walking up a flight of stairs, to the present day, where I have a good level of fitness and also looking to graduate from University in a couple months, then nothing is impossible.
I’m Stephanie and at age 17, I was a stem cell donor for my brother James, to save his life.
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.
Thanks to Alice and her family, the British Bone Marrow Register gained huge profile in the UK
Hanna shares her story - full of challenges, but also full of hope
After being diagnosed aged 15, I had a tough ride with aplastic anaemia, but I lived to tell the tale.