It is a disease that does not get sufficient funding mainly due to its rarity. The daughter of a family friend suffers with the condition that highlighted the cause to us.
DBA UK- Diamond Blackfan Anaemia (DBA) is a rare bone marrow failure disorder, usually diagnosed before 12 months of age. DBA patients fail to produce red blood cells properly and may need treatment ranging from monthly blood transfusions to regular steroid treatment, and in some cases bone marrow transplant. DBA UK deliver support, research and hope to the DBA community in the UK by bringing families together, communicating the latest medical information and funding research into causes and cures.
Diamond Blackfan Anaemia patients may require bone marrow transplant. Donors are identified by the Anthony Nolan trust database where donors supply stem cells normally through a normal blood transfusion. More people who are registered increases the chance of a sufferer finding a suitable donor.