The First Patient in a Unique Research Study

by Aubrey Rumore John, 22, from San Antonio, TX, is the first and only patient enrolled in a groundbreaking treatment protocol for Aplastic Anemia at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center. He remembers well the day he was diagnosed. It was the fall of 2015. He was on his way to his little […]

Fatima’s Brave Story

Fatima, 19, from Mauritania, celebrated her treatments by naming every bag of life-saving blood cells she received. Her aunt, Mary, through tears, calls her the “bravest” woman she has ever met. Fatima has severe aplastic anemia — her bone marrow produced no blood cells. A year ago, Fatima called her aunt and uncle (Americans who live in Vietnam) […]

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