Jason Perks

My son was diagnosed with Aplastic Anaemia as a child and has lived with it since. Aplastic means that the bone marrow does not produce enough of all three types of blood cells – red, white and platelets.

It is estimated that between 100 and 150 people will be diagnosed in England alone every year. That's around 2 people for every 1,000,000 of population. This deems aplastic anaemia an extremely rare disease. The exact occurrence of the disease is not known and more research is needed to establish a baseline figure.

The AAT recently launched research strategy has invited research proposals into this area.

Jason Perks