It’s both a pleasure and a privilege, to have been associated with the AAT over the last many years. I am impressed with the invaluable support that they provide to not just our patients with AA, but also their friends and family.

At King’s College Hospital, London - we are a tertiary referral and research centre for the management of AA.

Closer to home, the AAT is now supporting a vital study in the form of a phase 1 clinical trial (TIARA) using the patients own (beneficial) immune cells to counter the immune attack in the bone marrow. Something like this has not been done before, and this has resulted from years of ground breaking benchside research at Kings to understand this aberration in immunity in AA.

As a principal investigator leading on this study at Kings, we are enthused to be able to take this to bedside. We are immensely grateful to AAT for offering their support, and seeking the same vision that we see for our patients with AA.

There is still lots to be done…and this is a small endeavour… in a few weeks I will run the Berlin marathon in support of the AAT, and all their phenomenal work. Together, we are very grateful for any donation you give, spread the message… show solidarity for this cause.

I will be posting photos of the run, and thanks in advance for all your support. Every little helps.

 

Shreyans Gandhi

Consultant Haematologist

Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust