Anthony Nolan Lead Nurse, Rachel Miller, in Heathgate offices

Support and services throughout the transplant journey

Hello there. We’re Anthony Nolan, and we’re here to support you throughout your stem cell transplant journey by providing information and resources for every stage of treatment and recovery.

Introduction

If you have any questions, worries or thoughts, we’re here to help. We’ll also connect you with others who may be going through, or have already been through, something similar.

Going through a stem cell transplant can be tough. But you don’t have to go through this alone. We’re with you every step of the way.

Join our stem cell transplant support group community

Going through treatment is tough but finding someone to talk to can really help. There are various opportunities for you to connect with other patients and family members going through similar experiences as well as receive support from us. Our community is here for you, every step of the way.

Patients and Families Network

Join our network where members are emailed regularly about opportunities to be involved in shaping our work. For example:

  • helping us to develop our patient information e.g. booklets and webpages, through being involved in initial discussions on content and format.
  • being involved in research about your experiences
  • testing new services we are developing and giving feedback
  • opportunities to support other relevant organisations
  • receiving updates about our work.

As a member of our Patients & Families Network, you will be free to be involved in as much or as little as you like. Email involve@anthonynolan.org to be sent a sign-up pack.

TESS

We want to make sure that if you have any worries at all, you have someone to talk to. That’s why we’ve developed the free Telephone Emotional Support Service specifially for stem cell transplant patients and family members. To be referred, call 0303 303 0303 and choose option 3 to speak to us or email patientinfo@anthonynolan.org.

Grants

Anthony Nolan Grants can financially support patients before, during, and after a stem cell transplant or CAR T-cell therapy. We offer small one-off grants to help with any unexpected costs you may have. You can start an application by contacting your health care team.

Preparing for transplant

Below are short guides contained in our pack to help you prepare for a stem cell transplant: 

  • Booklets
    • What is a stem cell transplant? Essential facts.
    • Preparing for hospital isolation
    • Your mental health
  • Anthony Nolan folder & pen to help organise your notes.

Recovering from a transplant

Below are the contents from our pack to help you recover from a stem cell transplant:

  • Essential facts for recovery
  • Booklets:
    • Graft versus Host Disease (GvHD)
    • Managing fatigue
    • Dealing with infections
    • Memory and concentration
    • Work and finance
  • Anthony Nolan branded folder & pen to help you organise your own notes.

Need someone to talk to right now?

Please contact your transplant team for urgent medical support.

Our opening hours are 9-5, Monday- Friday, where you can talk to our Patient Services team on 0303 303 0303 or patientinfo@anthonynolan.org