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Faith and a fully matched sibling help beat back severe aplastic anemia

Person's Name: 
Valerie Diaz

In October 2017 I was hospitalized for extreme dizziness, vomiting, fatigue, bruising, and shortness of breath. As an active, healthy person, having these symptoms was worrisome. My husband took me to the emergency room, where they performed a series of tests. We waited for my results, and a nurse looked at me and asked if I realized how pale I looked, and neither my husband or I had even noticed.

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Paige Cranwell: "My Half-Match Miracle"

Person's Name: 
Paige Cranwell

In May 2017, life was good and I was “living the dream”. I had been working full time for about a year after graduating from the University of Kentucky. I was living in Columbus, Ohio, working for an organization that supports children with childhood cancer and catastrophic disease. Everything was on track for my future.

I started to feel sick. At first it seemed like flu-like symptoms of fatigue, racing heartbeat, lack of energy and some bruising that just wouldn’t go away.

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2nd Annual Donna Box Memorial Golf Tournament

Join us for the 2nd Annual Donna Box Memorial Golf Tournament!

  • 8:30am Shotgun Start
  • $100 per golfer
  • 18 hole scramble, cart, range balls, continental breakfast and lunch
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes
  • Door prizes
  • Silent Auction
  • 50/50 Raffles

Please email donnaboxmemorial@gmail.com with questions or registration information.
Please register by August 3, 2018.

Event Date: 
Mon, 08/20/2018 - 8:30am
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Aplastic Anemia and Treatment-Related Complications Influence Career Choice

Person's Name: 
Bridget Daw

In December 1992, I was an 8-year-old, halfway through second grade, when strep throat and a urinary tract infection just wouldn’t go away. A late-night trip to the emergency room revealed dangerously low levels of platelets, which explained this and the severe bruising all over my body and rashes on my joints. My platelets were under 2,000 and I was supposed to have 250,000.

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2018 March for Marrow Walk Miami

Join us for a morning of fun, remembrance, and awareness at our 3rd annual March for Marrow Walk Miami in memory of Jennifer Zighelboim. This year we move to a new walk location - Historic Virginia Key Beach Park! Festivities include a food truck and live music, as well as a day of fun connecting with fellow patients and families affected by

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/12/2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
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Concurrent treatment of aplastic anemia/Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria syndrome with immunosuppressive therapy and eculizumab: a UK experience

Author(s): 
Griffin M, Kulasekararaj A, Gandhi S, Munir T, Richards S, Arnold L, Benson-Quarm N, Copeland N, Duggins I, Riley K, Hillmen P, Marsh J, Hill A
Primary Author: 
Griffin M
Journal Title: 
Haematologica
Original Publication Date: 
Mar 2018