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 children who have a friend with aplastic anaemia.

If you’ve just found out your friend has this illness called aplastic anaemia, you might be feeling very sad or shocked at the moment. Perhaps you are not sure about what to do or say, or how you can help. The good news is that you can help, just by being there for them.

What’s in this advice sheet?

This advice sheet tells you what aplastic anaemia is, what it means for your friend, and how it might change your friendship.

It has been put together with the help of children and young people who have been through treatment for aplastic anaemia. They talk about their own experiences of friendships during that time, and what their friends did that was really nice or helpful. They also talk about what was less good, so you can have a think about these things while keeping in touch with and helping your own friend.

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

My friend has Aplastic Anaemia (age group 5-11)

Or order it as a printed booklet here