Fanconi Aplastic Anemia-a lethal genetic blood/bone marrow disease- it is a non-discriminating genetic disease.The only treatment is a bone marrow transplant. Each parent must be a carrier of the gene in order to pass the gene on to his or her child.Known Italian families this illness has presented itself. Di Lullo, Napoles, Quilici, Russo, Di Mercurio, Apollo, De Persis, Archiello, Della Ratta, Di Marino, Fiaschetti, Senatore, De Bonis, Ceresa, Briga, De Marco, Ciccolini, Frontani, Mignone, Pagano
People interested in helping may become bone marrow donors to help save a child’s life.Identical matches are found in ones ethnicfamily. Support ongoing research through the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund , INC 1801 Willamette Street, Suite 200 Eugene, Oregon 97401 or www.fanconi.org. They support research around the world includingresearch centers in Naples and Milan, Italy. Mille grazie, Gayle L.