Why we need your support
Our vital work is only possible because of your help. Currently, we can only find a matching donor for half of the people who come to us in desperate need of a lifesaving transplant. We want to provide a transplant to every person with a blood cancer who needs our help.
How your support makes a difference
Jack Close was diagnosed with Chronic Granulomatous Disorder in September 2006. His dad, Bryce said:
'My 12 year old daughter had a one in four chance of being a match for Jack, but she wasn’t. She was devastated. After that the hospital contacted Anthony Nolan to see if they could find us a donor.
'One night Jack said: “Dad, am I going to die?” I couldn’t handle it. It’s pretty hard to explain to a seven year old what’s going on.
'If we don’t find a donor, Jack might be OK for a few years, but any infection can be fatal. A bone marrow transplant would cure him.'
In October 2007, Anthony Nolan found a donor for Jack and his transplant took place in February 2008.
Your money can save lives
£17,500 is the average cost of a Thermalcycler, which amplifies fragments of DNA and helps us determine if a donor’s stem cells are a potentially lifesaving match for a patient.
£8,400 is the cost of running the LabXpress, our robotic system for tissue typing our potentially lifesaving donors’ samples, for one day.
£5,600 is the cost of a -70C freezer large enough to hold 75,000 of our potential donors’ samples which could be chosen for potentially lifesaving transplants.
£700 is the average cost of the specialist equipment, materials and staff to transport cord blood donations to our Cord Blood Bank in Nottingham.
£500 is the average cost of testing and storing a cord blood unit to provide a potentially lifesaving transplant.
£100 is the cost of recruiting, tissue typing and maintaining a new potential donor on the Anthony Nolan register.
£17 is the cost of a special box used for transporting donated stem cells from a donor to a patient for a potentially lifesaving transplant.
£7 is the cost of the ‘spit kit’ used for taking a potential donor’s saliva sample for tissue-typing – the first stage of joining the Anthony Nolan register.