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Awareness Week March 1 - 7, 2015

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Are you or a loved one affected by aplastic anemia, MDS (myelodysplastic syndromes), PNH (paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria), or PRCA (pure red cell aplasia)? 


This special week will be held in conjunction with the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)’s Rare Disease Day, which is held on February 28.

Help us raise awareness in your community by giving a few hours of your time.  We need your help to make an impact during this special week devoted to raising awareness in communities across the country about what these diseases are, how to get help, and what AA&MDSIF can do to support patients and families.

Awareness Week 2015

You can make a difference!  AA&MDSIF volunteers – patients and families just like you – have already started planning their awareness events. It can be as easy as volunteering at a bone marrow drive, sponsoring a dress down day at the office, or organizing an awareness/fundraising event at a local restaurant.

Use this resource center to help you plan what you’re going to do during Awareness Week — the possibilities are endless!  Have questions or need help getting started?  Contact Martha Crews, Community Development Officer, by email or (301) 279-7202 x103. Together, we can raise awareness about bone marrow failure disease in your own community.


Educate others on bone marrow failure disease.  Learn what easy things you can do to teach others about bone marrow failure disease. 


Advocate for your own health — and advocate for all affected by bone marrow failure disease.  Learn how you can spread the word. 



Participate in a bone marrow/blood drive, volunteer at a drive, or organize your own awareness and/or fundraising event.  Learn how easy it is to participate in or plan an event. 

Celebrate and Commemorate

Celebrate your or your loved one’s survival story, or commemorate and remember loved ones lost. Learn how you can easily share your story with others.

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