The AAT promote the need for more research into aplastic anaemia Having launched our new Research Strategy this April and invited prospective applicants to come forward with proposals, we hope to be in the position to fund those projects that can make a real difference to our patient community. Why is research into aplastic anaemia so crucial? We keep promoting the need for more research for two main reasons: Research will enable a better understanding of what fails in our immune system thus causing it to attack the bone marrow and destroy the vital stem cells. Genetic analysis will enable the identification of faulty genes that may cause aplastic anaemia in later life. This will lead to better treatments, including preventive ones. Read our recent Open Access Government article here, and spread the word!