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Anthony Nolan in a clinical setting

Anthony Nolan can support your professional development, while you provide your specialist skills and knowledge to help stem cell transplant patients.

Anthony Nolan saves and improves the lives of people with blood cancer and blood disorders. We match patients in need with stem cell donors and provide care and support at every stage of treatment and beyond. But to get patients well again after transplant, we need you.

Katy Lawson, Clinical Educator, Manchester Children's Hospital


Katy Lawson, Clinical Educator

'To anyone thinking of joining the adoption programme, I would say it’s a great learning opportunity. I have used the sessions I attended in my practice, so it really makes an impact on patient care.'

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Together, we can provide the best possible care for patients.

Who can apply for the Anthony Nolan x NHS Adoption Programme?

We’re looking to adopt a broad range of healthcare professionals from nurses and BMT coordinators, to occupational therapists and psychologists. This is an inclusive programme, so all bands, disciplines, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  

You must be currently working with stem cell transplant patients.

What are the benefits of joining the Anthony Nolan x NHS Adoption programme?

Grants of up to £1,000 will be available for those on the adoption programme to:

  • attend national and international events on stem cell transplantation, such as EBMT, and BSBMT (including travel and accommodation fees)
  • support research projects and audits
  • pursue professional development

We will actively encourage networking opportunities so you can create and maintain relationships with others working in your field, including: 

  • taking part in an Anthony Nolan Induction
  • attending our Annual Meeting
  • creating special interest groups (e.g. psychology days)

Which research areas are you interested in?

We want to hear about what your passionate about. This year, we’re particularly interested in projects exploring prehabilitation and paediatric care.  

Recent examples of approved projects include:

  • discharge conversations
  • nutrition and milkshake rounds
  • group supervisions

If you have an interesting project outside of these areas, please do still apply. But also, while we will encourage research, we appreciate that this will depend on your role and availability. 

Where are current adoptees located?

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