Donors selected for transplant will now be able to donate their stem cells at our first regional stem cell collection centre outside London at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield.
Dr John Snowden, Blood and Marrow Transplant Director in Sheffield said “This will help us create a first class bone marrow stem cell collection centre which will form the basis of lifesaving treatments for patients all over the world.
"Of course, we are all entirely dependent on the kindness and selflessness of the individual donors to provide this collection service, and the central location in Sheffield will help their travelling and other logistical arrangements, as well as increasing the UK’s ability to meet the growing demands for bone marrow and stem cell transplantation worldwide.”
Ailsa Ogilvie, Operations Director of Anthony Nolan, said: “We hope that this will not only build on our reputation for providing a world-class service, but will also allow us to provide more lifesaving transplants for people with blood cancer.”
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