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COVID-19 & Vaccine Updates from the DBAR

Many thanks to the DBAR team for taking the time to answer our patients’ and families’ questions regarding COVID-19 and the vaccines. We appreciate Dr. Adrianna Vlachos and Dr. Michelle Nash’s efforts to keep us updated and informed. Please note, this is an evolving  situation and new information and developments are continuously unfolding. As always, please consult with your personal  Continue Reading »

Dr. Adrianna Vlachos Answers Your COVID-19 Questions

On Saturday, April 11, the Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation (DBAF) welcomed Dr. Adrianna Vlachos, Director of the North American DBA Registry (DBAR), to address COVID-19 concerns of the DBA Community. If you were not able to join, or would like to review the information, the video is available below and also on Facebook and YouTube. Facebook: YouTube: We  Continue Reading »

Camp Sunshine Applications are Available Now!

The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation (DBAF) is proud to announce our 12th national family retreat. This retreat will take place during the week of  July 7 – 12, 2019 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 »

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:

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