Our partners include:
Every day, we take calls from hospitals and transplant centres – in the UK and worldwide – searching for matches for people in need of a lifesaving bone marrow or stem cell transplant. We also work with hospital maternity units to collect blood from umbilical cords and placentas, which we can use for transplants.
We work with other organisations that run donor registers in the UK and across the world. We want to save as many lives as possible so we share our research and ideas on best practice.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
We run the Anthony Nolan and NHS Stem Cell Registry, working with NHS Blood and Transplant, the NHS authority responsible for supplying blood for transplants. This is the only UK registry which UK transplant centres can use to find donors for people in need.
National Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Transplant Alliance (NBTA)
We are proud to be part of the NBTA. The alliance, made up of organisations promoting awareness of organ and stem cell donation, aims to get more black and minority ethnic people to join our register.
The Anthony Nolan Research Institute works with many other centres of excellence in the UK, in particular with the Royal Free Hospital, University College London, Imperial College at Hammersmith Hospital, the Royal Marsden Hospital, King’s College Hospital and Nottingham Trent University.
Our Scientific Director, Professor Madrigal, is the current President of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and our Director of Bioinformatics and Deputy Director of Research, Professor Steven Marsh, is a former President of the European Federation for Immunogenetics.
Run for students, by students, there are now Marrow groups in more than 40 universities across the UK. Their aim: to give every student the chance to join our register.
Schools and youth organisations
Through our education programme, The Hero Project, we talk directly to young people about saving lives through stem cell, blood and organ donation. Trained volunteers run sessions in colleges to debunk myths, raise awareness and help 16 to18-year-olds make an informed choice about becoming potential donors. We deliver The Hero Project in collaboration with NHS Blood and Transplant.
We are extremely grateful to the Afro-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT), the Rik Basra Campaign and the Adrian Sudbury Schools Education Trust (ASSET), who raise awareness and recruit potential lifesavers to our register. If you’ve been inspired by an ASSET talk in your school, find out more and apply to join the register now.