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Sharing details of your transplant

Writing about your experience can be helpful in your recovery. Whether it’s blogging, tweeting or posting updates on Facebook, you can let people know what it’s like to have a transplant, and raise awareness of how important stem cell donation really is.

Raising awareness

If you decide you want to share your experience online, follow our simple guide:

  • You need to make sure your donor remains anonymous. Please don’t post any information about your donor’s location, age or gender, and make sure the information label on your stem cell bag is not visible if you post a photo.
  • It’s also important that you don’t try to contact your donor directly on social media, or share any correspondence with your donor without express permission, as this could compromise their anonymity. This is to protect both the donor’s and your privacy.
  • We would love to read your posts, so make sure you tag us: @AnthonyNolan. And if you’d like to tell a member of our team about your experience for our blog which supports other people affected by a transplant, just email us at

If you have any questions, or would like more advice or support about sharing your experience, then get in touch on 0303 303 0303 or email

Information published: 02/08/2021

Next review due: 02/08/2024