Bone marrow failure disease can strike any person, of any age, any gender, or any race, anywhere in the world. 50+ people each day in the United States are diagnosed with a bone marrow failure disease. Most have never heard of their disease. About AA&MDSIF The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF) is the world’s leading non-profit health organization dedicated to supporting patients and their families who are living with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and related bone marrow failure diseases. AA&MDSIF provides answers, support, and hope to thousands of patients and their families around the world. About bone marrow failure disease If you have a bone marrow failure disease, something is wrong with your blood-forming stem cells. Aplastic anemia happens when the bone marrow stops making enough red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets for the body. Meet Clarabelle, an aplastic anemia survivor: “If I could beat aplastic anemia, then I can fight anything that life throws at me!” http://www.aamds.org/patient-chronicles/clarabelle-ferguson MDS is a group of disorders where your bone marrow does not work well, and the blood-forming stem cells in your bone marrow fail to make enough healthy blood cells. Meet Jim. He is an MDS survivor who feels blessed to have benefited from a clinical trial. http://www.aamds.org/patient-chronicles/jim-westmoreland PNH is a rare and serious blood disease that causes red blood cells to break apart. Meet Alani, a PNH survivor: "PNH doesn’t run my life, I lead my life with my PNH in it." http://www.aamds.org/patient-chronicles/alani-diaz How Can AA&MDSIF Help You?