We are Anthony Nolan
It all began in 1974. With her three-year-old son Anthony in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant, Shirley Nolan set up the world’s first register to match donors with people in desperate need.
Now, we help three people each day find that lifesaving match.
Anthony Nolan with his mother Shirley
An extraordinary journey
Help for patients and families
We conduct world-class research into stem cell matching and transplants, so we can make sure every person in need gets the best possible treatment.
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Last year, Tony was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) – and told that he’d need a stem cell transplant to have a chance of life. In this moving two-part story, he tells us about his experiences and his recovery – and his wife Beth reflects on his astonishing decision to take on a lifesaving journey in support of Anthony Nolan.
After registering with the British Bone Marrow Registry, Sam was a match for a patient in the autumn of 2016, and donated his stem cells to give them a second chance of life. Here, he shares his amazing story.
Today, Team Margot have launched ‘Light The Way’ – a moving, must-hear song created by students at Elstree Technical College in memory of Margot Martini, and to encourage more people to sign up to the UK stem cell donor register. Daniella Bernard, one of the song’s creators, takes us through the process of creating its creation.
Today, Team Margot have launched ‘Light The Way’ – a moving, must-hear song created by students at Elstree Technical College in memory of Margot Martini, and to encourage more people to sign up to the UK stem cell donor register.