Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex has visited the Anthony Nolan Cell Therapy Centre in Nottingham (seen l-r in photo above - Simon Dyson MBE, Professor Nigel Healey, Jane Dyson, Professor Alejandro Madrigal)
Her Royal Highness visited the blood cancer charity’s centre, on the campus of Nottingham Trent University, on July 2.
Everyone at Anthony Nolan was deeply saddened last week to learn of the death of John Petchey. John, who had a stem cell transplant in 2011, inspired the partnership between Anthony Nolan and the Jack Petchey Foundation.
A Gurkha sergeant, whose four year old son is facing his third bone marrow transplant, is calling on fellow Gurkhas and South Asian people to join the Anthony Nolan bone marrow register to give his ‘little soldier’ Shreenik a fighting chance.
When Chantel was diagnosed with cancer, she knew the odds were stacked against her because of the lack of African-Caribbean donors on the bone marrow register. She even wrote her will and planned her funeral.
But then two miracles happened…