What Aplastic Anaemia is? 

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. 

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. 

Why are supporting The Aplastic Anaemia Trust?

I have recently been made aware of The Aplastic Anaemia Trust and the work that they do to support patients in the UK and fund research into this rare condition. After meeting someone that lives with AA and has been supported by the AAT I have learnt how important fundraising is for small charities.

The Aplastic Anaemia Trust is the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting people with this super rare disease and funding research. 

A small donation could enable us to send a copy of our Super Rare Max! children's book to a child going through treatment, or could help us pick up the phone to people who have been newly diagnosed with aplastic anaemia, and don't know where to turn. You could also help fund research into improved treatments, so more people can recover faster and with fewer side effects.

What I'm doing?

I will be taking part in a few activities to raise donations for this incredible cause and the first of which is taking part in a sponsored hike up Pen-y-fan with patients and friends as part of the Together Walk 2022 on the 5th March.

Thank you for your support

Gary Payne