Our vision is to save and improve the lives of everyone who needs a stem cell transplant. To help achieve this, we are committed to working in collaboration, both internally and externally, to make meaningful, sustainable change through greater inclusion and diversity. We know that by working together with a diversity of perspectives and experiences, we can achieve more for our patients, employees and the sector as a whole.
The work we do at Anthony Nolan is fundamentally about people. The events of 2020 have made us take even more stock of our relationship with patients, colleagues, donors, supporters and volunteers and how they feel about us. Where the coronavirus pandemic has starkly highlighted the health inequalities that exist within society, the increased public focus on anti-racism has highlighted the racial injustices people from minority ethnic backgrounds experience on a daily basis. In our role as both a health charity and an employer, we know there is more that we need to do to address these issues through our work.
What unites our community is our shared determination to save and improve the lives of people with blood cancer and blood disorders. We want to be there for everyone and provide them with access to the treatment they need. No matter who you are, or where you’re from, if you need us, we will be there for you. This unifying principle permeates every part of Anthony Nolan, and drives us to achieve more.
With our staff and volunteers, our ambition is to create an inclusive environment for those from all backgrounds, where different perspectives are valued and celebrated, and everyone can bring their whole self to Anthony Nolan. We want to ensure our community is treated with respect, fairness, and represents the people it supports; it’s an ambitious goal and one we are determined to make significant progress towards.
We have currently established five principles that will govern the work we do, but recognise that these will evolve as we learn more in this critical area:
These principles will guide our work as we look to deliver long term, measurable and achievable change. We know we can’t do this alone, and invite our patients, donors, employees, supporters, partners and volunteers to be part of this shift to greater inclusion and diversity.
Together, We Can.