Support Connection

peer support

You are not alone!

Because bone marrow failure diseases are so rare, it is often difficult to get in touch with others who are dealing with issues similar to your own. We can help by putting you in touch with other patients and families also battling these diseases.

The Support Connection consists of a national network of volunteers, including patients, caregivers and family members, willing to listen and offer comfort and support.  In addition, volunteers may share personal experiences, coping strategies, problem solving skills and informational resources. Support sessions take place over the phone.

Volunteers receive special training provided by AA&MDSIF. They are also required to sign an agreement stating that they will keep all caller information private and confidential.

Our volunteers know the importance of networking with other patients, spouses, family members and loved ones. Speaking with a Support Connection volunteer is a great way to gather information and receive emotional support.

To talk to a volunteer:

Call (800) 747-2820, select option 1, or email, and we will match you with a Support Connection volunteer who can best meet your needs.

Become a volunteer:

Visit the Volunteer Center to learn more.