Bringing together AA/PNH patients

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Most people who suffer from a rare disease such as aplastic anaemia (AA) or PNH are initially alone with this diagnosis: Since only a few thousand people in Germany suffer from AA and PNH , hardly anyone of their family and friends has ever heard of these diseases, let alone suffers from them themselves. This often makes it difficult for those affected to exchange questions, worries, tips and experiences.

At this point, we as an association, together with the lichterzellen foundation , would like to bring together locally as many AA and PNH patients and relatives as possible , so that they do not only meet on the internet, but maybe soon face to face with other affected people in their vicinity. We keep a list of patients and relatives in which you can register if you wish. Please fill out this form and send it to us.

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our virtual group

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We introduced our regular virtual meetings when we had to cancel our local group meetings due to the pandemic. We didn't know whether anyone would even be interested in sitting in front of the screen and talking to people who were initially unknown about their experiences with aplastic anaemia and PNH. It has now been almost a year since we held our first "trial meeting", and our virtual group has established itself as an independent group.

We are very happy about this and thank you for your encouragement, empathy and loyalty.

The meetings continue to take place every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. and we look forward to meeting "old friends" as well as new faces.

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20th anniversary of the association – a look back

Do you know this feeling? Wake up in the morning, maybe it smells like coffee, maybe breakfast is already ready and someone gives a bouquet of flowers or a first gift - someone calls and congratulates, a serenade at work or among friends and at the end of the day a nice, big one Celebrate with ... stop! It's February, it's the year 2021 and the corona pandemic still has a firm grip on our country and the world. The first lockdown was decided almost a year ago and it is very likely that you have already experienced it: It is your birthday in the pandemic .

Our association Aplastic Anemia & PNH eV also celebrated its birthday last week, namely its 20th anniversary. For known reasons, however, there was no question of “celebrating” in this context - even if we did not give up hope of being able to make up for it one day. Until then, however, we don't want to simply skip the club's anniversary: It's a wonderful opportunity to review the past 20 years. Perhaps you have been with us from the start, perhaps you only became aware of the association a few weeks ago: We are very pleased that you are part of it, we would like to thank you for your interest, your questions and suggestions, and we would like to take a look back at you invite you to 20 years of AA & PNH eV.

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Virtual meetings

Due to the risks of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic we do not meet face-to-face until further notice. However we want to keep in touch with you and offer virtual meetings in German every third Thursday of the month at 7 pm. New participants are welcome to join! The number of participants is limited, therefore please register by sending us an email to info@aa-pnh.org.

You will receive the login details afterwards. We look forward to meeting you!

Privacy comment: We use Microsoft Teams for our virtual meetings which does not fully comply with the GDPR. As with all US-based applications, it may be that some of the participants' personal data is transferred beyond the legal boundaries of the European Union.