Memorial, Honor and Celebration Gifts

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Whether you are remembering a loved one, celebrating a special occasion or milestone, or just saying thank you to someone special, consider a gift in their honor to AA&MDSIF.   A letter announcing your gift, without mention of amount, will be sent to the person or family you designate. 

To make a gift by mail, print and complete our donation form with the appropriate information.  Send your check or credit card information to: AA&MDSIF, 100 Park Avenue, Suite 108, Rockville, MD 20850.

The following information may be used in an obituary, memorial program, or online memorial guestbook designating AA&MDSIF for memorial gifts:

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF).  Gifts may be made online at or sent to AA&MDSIF, 100 Park Avenue, Suite 108, Rockville, MD 20850.  The family will be notified of your thoughtful tribute.  Thank you.

AA&MDSIF can also provide memorial donation envelopes upon request.

Please contact Desiree Ruiters at (301) 279-7202 x105 or email when AA&MDSIF has been designated to receive memorial gifts.

To learn more about creating a lasting legacy through a named fund, please contact Pamela Spears at or (301) 279-7202 x122.

Dedicate a Day on Our Calendar of Hope

Celebrate, honor, or remember your family or loved ones who have been affected by bone marrow failure diseases by Dedicating a Day on the AA&MDSIF Calendar of Hope.  Your dedications will be prominently displayed on our Web site for seven days, including your special day. 

 With a minimum gift of:

  • $100+   you can publish an online tribute [up to 50 words and a photo] on our Calendar of Hope 
  • $250+   you will also receive a certificate suitable for framing featuring the dedication and photo you provide