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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Diana was 27 years old when she had a stem cell transplant. During her treatment, she also had a young baby to care for as a single parent. She spoke to Billie in the Anthony Nolan Patient Team about her experiences during and after transplant.
All kinds of vital, valuable medicines have been discovered in unexpected ways – so for our latest infographic, we’re bringing together some of the most fascinating, surprising, and spectacular discoveries.
Lawrie in our Community Fundraising Team met up with transplant recipient Kitty and her Mum Kate at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, where world-renowned clematis breeder Raymond Evison was launching a brand new cultivar, named ‘Clematis Kitty’, after this inspirational young woman who has battled Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia (APML) for nearly six years.
For Volunteers Week, we’re sharing the story of Baiba – one of our amazing volunteers, who’s responsible for analysing our lifesaving spit kits as they come in from donors across the UK.