Dan Eggleston, 26, is a senior laboratory scientist at Anthony Nolan. He is part of the Third Generation Sequencing team, which uses world-leading donor-patient matching technology to improve patient outcomes from stem cell transplants.
In 2013 Dan – who joined the Anthony Nolan register at university – donated his bone marrow to a stranger.
‘Working here and knowing the whole process and the effect it could have on a patient’s life really hit home,’ said Dan. ‘The donation is something I think about a lot and it’s the proudest moment of my life so far.’
In April 2016 Dan ran the London Marathon to raise money for Anthony Nolan.
‘I decided to do the marathon after helping out at cheering points with Anthony Nolan for the last three years – it seems like such a good atmosphere and of course it’s a big personal challenge.
‘My friends and family are supportive, especially since I donated bone marrow, and I’ve talked to them about the work Anthony Nolan does and how important it is.
‘All the training will be worth it when I run past the cheer points where I’ve often stood myself and know that I’m helping make a difference for people with blood cancer.’
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