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Aplastic Anaemia Trust Charity Profile
The Aplastic Anaemia Trust is the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting sufferers of aplastic anaemia and allied disorders. Few people know about this disease despite the fact that it is as common as some types of leukaemia and just as devastating. The AAT is dedicated to changing this by funding research and treatment. The AAT is also dedicated to the provision of support for patients and their families in the form of our AA Support Group. The Aplastic Anaemia Trust was formed in 1999 from two organisations - the Marrow Environment Fund (MEF), originally set up in 1985, and the Aplastic Anaemia Support Group.
The MEF was originally created by relatives and friends of victims of aplastic anaemia (AA) and allied disorders. AA is a potentially life threatening form of bone marrow failure which can strike at any age but is particularly severe in children. It is as common as some types of leukaemia, and just as devastating, but very few people have heard of it.
Many charities for research into leukaemia and its treatment were well established in 1985, but there was no organisation devoted to those rare diseases so like leukaemia in their outcome but not included in the cancer group.
With money raised, The AAT has established and supported focussed research groups and provided specialist clinical facilities to improve the treatment of AA.
Aplastic Anaemia Trust Volunteer Information
The AAT is a small charity which relies on the committed support of generous volunteers to carry out the work we do. We are extremely grateful for all their time, effort and hard work.
We are continuously looking for supporters in many fields to volunteer their time and services in a bid to improving the treatment and research aplastic anaemia.
Perhaps you have a skill that you are willing to offer us; accounting or bookkeeping, leaflet art or design, face painting or marketing... the list could go on! Are you keen to organise a fundraising event or collection, or are you free to help out at one of our events?