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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Will was 25 years old when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). He has one sibling, George, who turned out to be a 10/10 match for him – and so Will was able to have a sibling transplant.
Billie in the Patient Services Team spoke to each of them to learn more about how they found the experience.
Illnesses and diseases have been with humans since the dawn of time. But sometimes – with good medicine, and research – we’ve been able to prevent illnesses from spreading too far or affecting too many lives. Find out more in our handy graphic:
In over 50 universities across the UK, our amazing Marrow students recruit donors to the Anthony Nolan register, raise vital funds, and spread the word. And every year, Marrowers come from across the country for our annual Marrow AGM, to discuss ideas, plan ahead, and celebrate all of their astonishing achievements.
We’ve all been disappointed by NHS England’s recent decision on second transplants. In this blog, our Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Simon Butler, explains what’s next for our campaign to get this decision overturned. Anyone with a connection to stem cell transplant will have been hugely concerned by the recent NHS England decision…