Planning future charitable giving demonstrates a thoughtful philanthropic mindset, one that focuses on benefiting organizations you truly believe in, which in turn benefits society as a whole. Thank you for considering AAMAC in your legacy planning. Create a legacy to help future patients with bone marrow failure disease and their families with education and support services.
Please consider naming AAMAC in your will with a gift from your estate.
Legacy gifts can make an incredible impact in the work we do to fund research, share information and provide support to patients and their families.
One and a half million Canadians have chosen to include charities as recipients in their Wills.
If you require more information on how to include AAMAC in your estate planning, please contact our Executive Director, Cindy Anthony,firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-888-840-0039.
To provide a seamless support network for every Canadian patient, family member, friend, and concerned healthcare provider dealing with aplastic anemia, myelodysplasia and PNH.
Our vision is to support all Canadians and their families and friends through diagnosis, treatment and remission stages of these diseases.
ABOUT THE DISEASES
Aplastic anemia is a rare but extremely serious disorder that results when the marrow fails to produce blood cells. Aplastic anemia may be either acquired or inherited.
Myelodysplasia is similar to aplastic anemia in that production of blood cells is decreased; however, the blood cells which are produced in myelodysplasia may not function properly. Aplastic anemia patients who do not receive a marrow transplant may go on to develop myelodysplasia which, in turn, can progress to leukemia.
Another related disease, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), is caused by a mutation of the stem cells in the marrow. These mutated stem cells produce defective platelets that can form dangerous clots in the body and defective red blood cells which break down easily because they lack the protective proteins necessary for the cells’ survival.
WHO WE ARE
AAMAC is a federally incorporated and registered national not-for-profit charity that was founded in 1987.
AAMAC is guided by dedicated volunteer members of the Board of Directors and a distinguished team of medical advisors from across Canada.