Labs and Research

Laboratory volunteer

Would you like to make a difference to someone’s life? Do you have an eye for detail and a love of admin? You could make a great laboratory volunteer.

What will you be doing?

You’ll be helping to process the swab samples that come in to our laboratory in Hampstead, London from new potential stem cell donors. It’s an admin-based role which you’ll carry out on weekdays in slots lasting four hours.

How does this help Anthony Nolan's work?

You’ll be helping to add the thousands of new potential lifesavers who join our stem cell register each year. It takes a lot of work to process samples, so your help will speed up this activity and, ultimately, have these new potential donors ready to be found and donate quicker.

What skills will you need?

  • Basic IT skills.
  • A critical eye for detail.
  • Reliable and quality record-keeping.
  • Organisational skills.

What will you get out of it?

You’ll receive:

  • training in the use of our IT programmes
  • heath and safety training for a laboratory environment
  • robust admin and organisational skills.

You’ll also be playing a key part in someone’s journey in finding their matching stem cell donor. Every swab you help to process could belong to a future lifesaver.

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