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It's in our blood to save a life.


Being African Caribbean means many things. A love of life, food and music and a rich, deep history. Unfortunately, it also means, if you have blood cancer, you might die waiting for a transplant. Because there currently aren’t enough African Caribbean people on the Anthony Nolan register, if you desperately need a transplant you have less than a 20% chance of finding the best match.That’s not right. But YOU can help change that...


Join the register

'Being African Caribbean means if you have blood cancer you have less than a 20% chance of finding the best match.'

Orin, ACLT founder

Together we can save more lives. Together we’re stronger. Everyone needs to be part of making a lifesaving difference, whether you join the register or spread the word. If a person of Caribbean descent needs a lifesaving stem cell transplant their only chance of finding a matching donor will usually be from someone of the same ethnicity. That’s why we need you to join us.

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Telling our stories could help save someone’s life

Telling our stories could help save someone’s life and we’ve been joined by some big names to celebrate what being African Caribbean means – as well as showing why we desperately need more people to join the Anthony Nolan register.



Everything you need to know about saving a life

'Would I do this again, if I was asked? In a heartbeat.'

Paul, stem cell donor

There are a lot of myths about donating your stem cells. Here we answer your questions.

Why do we need more African Caribbean people on the register?
So how exactly do you donate?
How do you sign up to the register?
How else can I be a part of the campaign?
Who can join the Anthony Nolan register?
Why do you have to be between 16-30?
Does it hurt?
What does Anthony Nolan do?
Is It dangerous?
Do the stem cells or bone marrow grow back?
How long does it take?
Why have you partnered with ACLT?

Together we can make sure that in the future, if an African Caribbean person has blood cancer, we can be there for them. Let’s change the odds.

What Being African Caribbean means to me ...

Together our voice is stronger. So share your story of what #BeingAfricanCaribbean means and let's shout about it.

How can I make a difference?

Everyone has a vital role to play in making sure there are more African Caribbean people on the register. We all have the chance to help save a life. Every single one of us. So, whether you join the register, tell your friends on social media or join us at one of our events, play your part today.

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