Join us on Thursday 25 August for a chat about how to explain aplastic anaemia. 

Do you call it "bone marrow failure"? Or say "It's kind of like leukaemia"? Do you find people treat you differently? Do you struggle to explain to your friends why you're not well enough to join in with certain things? Come and talk about it with a group who understand. 

You can choose to put your camera on, join the discussion, or just come along and hear from other young people affected by this ultra rare condition. 

This discussion takes place on Zoom, register below to receive the joining instructions via email.

What is the Youth Forum?

The Youth Forum is an informal online video chat, led by Sam from the AAT's Support Team, and The Aplastic Anaemia Trust Youth Board, taking place online once every two months.

These meetings are open to any young people affected by aplastic anaemia or a related bone marrow failure. See all upcoming sessions here.

You are welcome to join if you have been diagnosed yourself, or if you are supporting a friend or family member who has rare bone marrow failure.

Meet Sam

This discussion will be facilitated by Sam Williams. Sam is our Support Lead, and has personal experience of aplastic anaemia. Sam runs our support line at the AAT and will be on hand to answer questions that may arise during the discussion. 

Can I join if I am under 17?

The forum is intended for people aged 17-25. If younger teenagers would like to join the call they are welcome, but parents may like to supervise your teenager's engagement, as this is a safe space for people to discuss both difficult and positive experiences. 

If you're not sure, you are welcome to give Ellie Dawes a chat to discuss in advance: 07956237939 or email [email protected]

About the AAT Youth Board

The Aplastic Anaemia Trust Youth Board advises our Trustee Board and CEO on how to best support and champion the interests of young people affected by aplastic anaemia. These open Youth Forum sessions are our opportunity to meet other young people affected and hear from you about what you're going through right now and how The AAT could help. 

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