Information and advice for children and young people affected by aplastic anaemia

Welcome to MarrowKidz from The Aplastic Anaemia Trust. Here you can find resources for children and young people affected by aplastic anaemia - and for their families, friends and support networks. Select your age range above to browse information relevant to you.

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This advice sheet is for young adults who have aplastic anaemia.

Being diagnosed with aplastic anaemia is a difficult time, and when you are a teenager or young adult, this comes with its own set of challenges. You will be coming to terms with lots of changes to your lifestyle, your body and your friendships, at the same time as all the usual changes being a young adult brings. But being aware of these things and finding ways to deal with them can really help you as you go through treatment and recovery.

What’s in this advice sheet?

This advice sheet has been put together with the help of young adults who have had aplastic anaemia during their late teens and early twenties. It looks at the different things that might affect you, like body changes, isolation and relationships, and gives you some top tips and ideas from young adults who have been through what’s happening to you right now.

You can view or download the advice sheet as a PDF here: 

Having aplastic anaemia as a young adult

Or order it as a printed booklet here