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Response to People Magazine’s Article

As the Executive Director of the Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation (DBAF), it is both my professional responsibility and personal passion to fulfill the DBAF’s Mission Statement: The mission of the Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation is to advance research initiatives that promote a better understanding, therapeutic strategies and a cure for this rare bone marrow failure syndrome. We are dedicated to  Continue Reading »

Camp Sunshine 2017 Recap

Oh… Camp Sunshine… we are so very grateful! Through the generosity and compassion of our friends at Camp Sunshine, DBA families and patients from around the world met in Casco, Maine from July 9-14, 2017. Our eleventh family meeting was a huge success! As presentations are received and approved by the presenters, they will be posted to our website here:

Camp Sunshine Applications Are Available Now!

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation (DBAF) is proud to announce our 11th national family retreat. This retreat will take place during the week of  July 9 – 14, 2017 at Camp Sunshine, which is located at Lake Sebago, Maine. Air carriers fly into Portland, Maine.  Ground transportation is provided by Camp Sunshine to the campus. Camp Sunshine has proven to be an unforgettable experience  Continue Reading »

DBAF Hosts 14th DBA International Consensus Conference in Atlanta, GA

The 14th Diamond Blackfan Anemia International Consensus Conference was a huge success. It is a privilege to continue the meeting founded and previously sponsored by Marie Arturi and the Daniella Maria Arturi Foundation. The DBA Foundation is grateful for the support of DBA Canada, the Daniella Maria Arturi Foundation, DBA-UK, Captain Courageous (Australia) and the Resource Capital Funds Foundation. The cooperation  Continue Reading »

Welcome and thank you. Christopher Vroman’s Story shared at the 14th DBA International Consensus Conference

It means more than you could ever imagine to myself, my brother and to the rest of my family that you have come here to collaborate with great minds in order to work towards a cure for DBA. As some of you may already know, I was diagnosed with DBA when I was seven weeks old, and I have never  Continue Reading »

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