Graft Identification Advisory Service (GIAS) is an optional bespoke service we can provide for individual transplant centres. This tailored service is designed to aid in the search and recommendation of adult unrelated donors and/or cord blood units.
Service options include:
For more information on our GIAS service please contact email@example.com.
We can test an Anthony Nolan donor’s Cytomegalovirus (CMV) status before a transplant centre receives Verification Typing (VT) samples. Using the service has the potential to reduce costs for the transplant centre.
If the donor’s CMV status is a match for your patient, we will notify you of the result and forward the VT blood samples immediately. If the donor’s CMV status does not match the patient, we won’t send the VT blood samples and you won’t be charged.
For more information on our CMV service, please contact Customer.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We aim to provide support to related donors wherever they are in the world. There are three main ways we can provide support for related donors: This service is adaptable to meet a centre’s needs, depending where they are in the process of testing or obtaining cells from the donor.
Related donor service:
The transplant centre or international establishment can request Anthony Nolan to organise collection of samples from the related donor to establish if they are a match for the patient and / or facilitation of the donation. This service can be used If a related donor lives in the UK, or in a country where Anthony Nolan has an agreement in place with a registry or hospital to help facilitate related donations.
We can provide support to speed up the resolution of any visa application issues for a related donor by acting as a line of communication between transplant centres and UK Visa and Immigration.
We can use our registry contacts and expertise in providing stem cells across the world to assist with obtaining cells where a related donor is unable to travel to try and establish the best course of action.
To find out more about the Related Donor Service and the countries it covers please email email@example.com.
The Anthony Nolan and NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) Cord Support Programme is a suite of free services – designed to ensure selection, requesting and handling Cord Blood Units (CBUs) is as simple as possible for you.
The enhanced services aim to provide:
Alongside the NHS we fund post-transplant Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) and Clinical Psychologists who work across the transplant pathway. The aim of these posts is to improve patient experience, develop nurse-led clinics and provide psychological assessment and intervention as required.
The roles have been vital in promoting best practice, research to enhance quality of life and implementing exemplary post-transplant care.
As of March 2019, Anthony Nolan will have funded fifteen roles in transplant centres across the UK.
We can help facilitate where a transplant centre requests an Anthony Nolan or international donor to be involved in a research programme or project.
All research studies involving an Anthony Nolan donor require the approval of the Anthony Nolan Medical Director. In the case of a non-Anthony Nolan donor, we will forward the request to the relevant establishment for its consideration.
To make a request or for more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or would like more information about our additional services, contact our Customer Service team on 0303 303 0303 or email email@example.com.