What is aplastic anaemia?

Aplastic Anaemia is a rare type of bone marrow failure. It's where the bone marrow stops creating all kinds of blood cells. It's really rare and affects 1 in every half a million people. 

Aplastic anaemia treatment is very similar to the treatment someone might have for leukaemia - but because it's so rare, families often don't have access to the same information and support.

What your money will help do;
Fund Research
This time last year, people with aplastic anaemia were contacting us daily in sadness and frustration. As the world celebrated new Covid-19 vaccines, our community were stuck, not knowing if the vaccines were safe or effective for them. 

But in November, we were able to announce that Covid-19 vaccines do work for people with aplastic anaemia. Funding this research cost £25,000.

This year we'll uncover more detail about the response to Covid-19 vaccines in people with aplastic anaemia, and investigate new treatment options, that could offer hope to more people, and improve quality of life for patients and their families. 

Provide support
-Provide a young child with a story book that explains what aplastic anaemia is and what they can expect from a long stay in hospital - making the long and difficult treatment less frightening.
-Make sure there is always some one on the end of the phone. Having someone to talk to who understands, who you don't have to explain your condition to again and again. Our hotline ensures no one is alone.

What I'll be doing
An epic three day 300KM cycle ride though the Kent Downs.

To find out more about The Aplastic Anaemia Trust please click here. 

Thank you for your support

Mark Valios