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Eligibility Criteria

Please see below the list of conditions that DO NOT fit within our Eligibility Criteria (as stand-alone conditions) for a wish:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Cystic Fibrosis 
Mental Health Illnesses
Type 1 Diabetes


Please see below the list of medical conditions that ARE within our Eligibility Criteria for a wish:


Aplastic Anaemia (Fanconi’s, Idiopathic & Diamond-Blackfan Anaemia)
Chronic Congenital Hypoplastic Anaemia
Severe Agranulocytosis
Sickle Cell - if Hyper Transfusion or Cardiac-Renal Failure
Thalassaemia Major
Other conditions considered critical

Oncology – eligible up to one year after completing treatment

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL)
Acute Myelogenous Leukaemia (AML)
Acute Nonlymphocytic Leukaemia (ANLL)
Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia (CML)
Hodgkins Lymphoma
Malignant Bone Tumours & Soft Tissue Sarcomas
Metastatic Solid Tumours
Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Wilms Tumour
Other conditions considered critical


Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS - symptomatic)
Deficiencies requiring BMT
Other conditions considered life-threatening/critical


Congestive Heart Failure
Pulmonary Hypertension
Severe Cardiomyopathy
Other conditions considered critical


Cystinosis Niemann-Pick Disease
Gaucher’s Disease
Hunter Syndrome
Hurler Syndrome
Leigh Syndrome
Sanfilippo’s Syndrome
Other metabolic conditions with severe progressive neurological involvement


Congenital Biliary Atresia
End stage Renal Failure
Short Bowel Syndrome
Other conditions considered critical


Batten Disease
Degenerative Grey Matter Disease
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Friedreichs Ataxia
Severe Epilepsy
Werdnig-Hoffman Disease
Other conditions considered critical

Other Conditions

Cerebral Palsy considered critical
Crohn’s Disease
Cystic Fibrosis with Cirrhosis, DM, FEV 1 less than 45 or Gastrostomy
DiGeorge Syndrome
Epidermolysis Bullosa 
Post Organ Transplant

Severe Chronic Lung Fibrosis with Hypnoxia
Severe Neurofibromatosis

Conditions reviewed on a case-by-case basis

Burns Injury
Oncology - where treatment has ended over a year ago but there have been additional complications e.g. heart failure after chemotherapy
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Traumatic Brain Injury
Other conditions considered critical


If you have any questions about conditions which are eligible, or are not sure if a condition will qualify you to apply for a wish, please contact our Wish Qualifications team on [email protected] or 0118 304 2776