The Hero Project
The Hero Project is a nationwide programme run by the blood cancer charity, Anthony Nolan. It’s our mission to educate 16 to 18-year olds about stem cell, blood and organ donation, and show them that they could help save a life.
We’d love to invite your school to get involved with The Hero Project, because together, we can give every student the opportunity to learn about their lifesaving potential.
How can your students become lifesavers?
The Hero Project volunteer presenters, often with their own powerful personal stories to tell, will come into your school, for free, at a time that fits in with your timetable and deliver presentations to inspire students to sign up to the stem cell register.
Our 30-50 minute presentation covers stem cell, blood and organ donation and students have the opportunity to ask questions and register their interest in signing up for stem cell, blood or organ donation
The shorter, 15-20 minute presentation introduces the basics of stem cell, blood and organ donation and lets students know where they can find out more.
Our volunteers can return several days after the presentation to run a donor recruitment event. It’s a good opportunity for students to ask questions and find out more about the donation process. Those wishing to join the Anthony Nolan stem cell register can fill in an application form and do a cheek swab on the day.
Safeguarding children and adults in school settings
Anthony Nolan has a responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and vulnerable adults who are involved in, or affected by, our work.