Support & Community

You are not alone in your experience. Let AA&MDSIF connect you to answers, support, and hope.

Whether you were diagnosed today or years ago, there are many benefits of being part of the AA&MDSIF community. We want to help you find the support that meets your needs. Whether you are a newly diagnosed patient or have been living with your disease for many years, or whether you are caregiver or family member, we can help find the right opportunity for you.

Connecting with a community of other patients and families can be a powerful and uplifting experience. Tap into AA&MDSIF support services and community programs to learn from others, share your experiences, make new friends, and get involved by giving back.

Patient Educator

Patient EducatorContact our Patient Educator by phone or email for one-on-one support!

Support Connection

Peer Support Receive support from your peers – patients or families. If you like phone-based support, AA&MDSIF offers our Support Connection, a group of trained volunteers who can listen, provide encouragement and share personal experiences.

Patient and Family Conferences

Conferences If you prefer face-to-face connections, attend an upcoming AA&MDSIF Conference to connect directly with fellow patients and family members, members of the medical profession, and AA&MDSIF staff.

Communities of Hope and Support Groups

CommunitiesConnect with patients and family members in your own community for support.


Marrowforums Connect online through Marrowforums, where patients and their families, friends, and caregivers, assist and support each other through online discussion and sharing. 

AA&MDSIF Scholarships

Scholarships Learn about available scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and vocational students.

Support and Community News

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Call our patient educator who can help with medical information, advice, and referrals. Email or phone (301) 279-7202 x140.

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Connect with our Support Connection, a group of trained volunteers who can listen, provide encouragement, and share experiences.

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Would you like to connect with other patients and families in your own town?

AA&MDSIF is building Communities of Hope - volunteer led local groups - to create an ongoing, local organization supporting patients and families, and raise awareness and support for AA&MDSIF programs that support them....