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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Matthew had his transplant in 2015 when he was 20 years old, after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). He spoke to Billie in the Anthony Nolan Patient Services team about his experiences.
On 12th May 2015, Hayleigh (a community nurse working in Aberdeenshire) celebrated International Nurses Day with a difference – by donating her stem cells to a complete stranger. Today, in the run-up to International Nurses Day 2017, she’s sharing her amazing story.
When going through tough or challenging times, exercise can be a helpful way of supporting your mood, emotional wellbeing, and mental health. Our latest graphic offers some top tips:
David’s stem cell donation took place in April 2017 – and he’s kindly shared his story to encourage more people to join the Anthony Nolan register. Read on!