Chantel Ratcliffe was in remission from Acute Myeloid Leukaemia when she found out it had returned, and that her best chance of survival would be a bone marrow transplant.
“Thanks to Anthony Nolan, I was able to find a match – even though my African-Caribbean heritage meant the odds were against this. It felt like winning the lottery.
I was given a second chance at life – and, though we weren't sure it would be possible, I’ve gone on to have a baby! Little James and I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the amazing people who support Anthony Nolan.”
Chantel is just one of the thousands of patients who have been given a second chance at life, thanks to people just like you. But sadly, there are still people who we can’t help. Annabella Forbes sadly lost her sister, Millie, to leukaemia when Millie was just 21. Millie had a transplant using the best available match at the time, but it wasn’t the ‘perfect’ match and she sadly relapsed and died a few months later. Annabella said:
“If there were more people on the register ten years ago, and better research into why some transplants work and others don’t, my sister might still be here today. So your support for Anthony Nolan could mean the difference between life and death for someone like Millie.”
It costs £60 to add every potential stem cell donor to our register. We’d love you to help more people like Chantel and Millie find their match. Your money will cure blood cancer, pound by pound.