What is aplastic anaemia?

Aplastic Anaemia is a rare type of bone marrow failure, that you've probably never heard of. 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. Our Granddaughter Leah was one of those 1 in 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 we are doing

We will be using our show 'Barry Steele and Friends' to raise awareness about aplastic anaemia and raise money for The Aplastic Anaemia Trust.

By donating you will be; 

Providing 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.

Funding Research

This year The Aplastic Anaemia Trust will investigate new treatment options, that could offer hope to more people, and improve quality of life for patients and their families. 

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

Barry Steele