Get Involved

Since 1983, the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation has been providing crucial services to hundreds of thousands of people from around the world stricken with bone marrow failure disease. AA&MDSIF is a critical informational and medical resource for patients, their loved ones, caregivers, health care professionals, and medical researchers.

Raise Awareness & Funds

AwarenessThere are many different ways you can spread awareness about bone marrow failure disease among your own network of family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.  Learn how you can spread awareness

You can also plan an event on your own in just a few short weeks, or pull together family and friends to organize a larger event.  Learn how you can hold a fundraising event.

Be a Support Connection Volunteer

Be a Peer Support Volunteer The Support Connection Network Program consists of a national network of volunteers, including patients, caregivers and family members, willing to listen and offer comfort and support to patients, their family members and caregivers.  Learn how you can be a Support Connection volunteer and help other patients and families.

Help Build Communities of Hope

Join a Community of Hope Connect with other patients and families in your own community.  Communities of Hope are 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.  Learn more.

Donate Blood, Platelets or Marrow

Donate blood, platlets or marrow Your donation of blood, platelets or marrow is an easy way to get involved and help other patients, who depend on blood or platelet transfusions or a bone marrow transplant to stay alive. Learn more.

Take Political Action

Political advocacy Visit our Action Center to learn how you can support important legislation affecting bone marrow failure disease patients by advocating to your federal representatives. Learn more.

Attend a Conference

Attend a Conference Connect with other patients and families at one of our conferences and learn more about your disease. Our conferences bring you face-to-face with leading medical experts, connect you to other patients and families, and leave you feeling hopeful and energized. Learn more.

Make a Financial Contribution

Donate Now Your philanthropic support makes it possible for AA&MDSIF to provide patients and families with the programs and services they need as they face life-threatening bone marrow failure diseases.  Your donation now will contribute much-needed funding to maintain current programs, expand services and fund additional research.  Donate today.

Purchase Items in our Marketplace

Marketplace Show your AA&MDSIF spirit through the purchase of a shirt, hat, tote, or Bravery bracelet through our Marketplace. Your purchase will help support AA&MDSIF programs and services as well as spreading awareness as you wear your item in your own community. Visit the Marketplace.