One important test your doctor will ask you to get is a complete blood count, or CBC for short. The CBC measures the number of each blood cell type in your blood sample. Below are the types of information the CBC measures.
In consultation with expert health professionals, we are highlighting 6 aspects of care that are common to all patients. We encourage you to pay attention to each of them, as they are part of everyday life and will impact your body's needs. You'll also feel better if you take the recommended actions.
AAMDSIF sponsors live education events throughout the year. This includes satellite symposia at annual medical association meetings, as well as smaller live regional events where community-based health professionals can hear from leading experts. The International Bone Marrow Failure Disease Scientific Symposium is our biennial professional meeting held near Washington, DC. LEARN MORE
AAMDSIF holds two types of educational conferences - those devoted to the needs of patients and families and those tailored for health professionals. Both long-term survivors and the newly diagnosed come to patient conferences for updates from leading experts, to learn new skills and to connect with each other. Our professional events include regional conferences, as well as top-tier global scientific meetings.
For over 30 years, AAMDSIF has provided financial support for research that leads to new insights into the causes of bone marrow failure diseases and to the development of new therapeutic approaches. Since 1989 we have awarded over $5 million in funding 94 grantees.