Fanconi Anemia

Fanconi Anemia is an inherited disease that can lead to bone marrow failure and cancer. Though considered primarily a blood disease, FA may affect all systems of the body. It is a complex and chronic disorder that is psychologically demanding. FA is also a cancer-prone disease, affecting patients decades earlier than the general population.

Children undergo a Bone Marrow Transplant to try and prevent bone marrow failure and in hope hope it prevents them developing Leukaemia, they are still at risk from other types of cancer though.

If both parents carry the Gene for FA then each child has a 25% chance of having FA.