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This guide is for young people who have a brother or sister with aplastic anaemia.

Finding out your brother or sister has aplastic anaemia can come as a bit of a shock, and you might have lots of questions and conflicting feelings about it. This guide will help you understand what aplastic anaemia is, what it means for you and your family, and how you can help. 

What’s in this guide?

This guide has been put together with the help of young people who have been through aplastic anaemia. It talks about how you might feel when your brother and sister have to be away from you for a long time, and what happens if you are asked to be tested to see if you are a match for a stem cell transplant. There are lots of tips from young people who have been through what you and your family are going through. It talks about how you can talk to your family about your feelings, and ideas for how you can support your brother or sister through their treatment.

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

My brother or sister has aplastic anaemia (age group 12-16)

Or order it as a printed booklet here