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What is Anthony Nolan

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Anthony Nolan is the charity that makes lifesaving connections between people with blood cancer and incredible strangers ready to donate their stem cells. We’re saving lives right now. Three lives a day, in fact.

By growing the stem cell register, carrying out groundbreaking research and providing the best post-transplant care, we’re giving families a future.

But we can’t do it without you. Without you, there is no cure.

How can I help Anthony Nolan save more lives?

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  • If you’re aged 16–30, join our register, and become a potential lifesaver
  • Give money or raise money to help fund our vital work from adding new donors to the register to enabling further research.
  • Volunteer your time to help raise awareness, support patients and donors, or even deliver the lifesaving cells

Is Anthony Nolan a charity?

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Yes, we’re an independent charity. We rely on financial support from people and companies.

Our charity number is 803716 in England and Wales and 38827 in Scotland.

What does Anthony Nolan spend their funds on?

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We carefully invest in our work to maximise the benefit for our patients. This includes growing the stem cell register with the best possible donors, as well as funding and providing specialised services to support patients throughout their transplant journey. Read more about where your money goes here.

We also conduct pioneering research into the treatment of blood cancers and disorders and improving the effectiveness of stem cell transplants.

Why do people need stem cell transplants?

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A stem cell transplant can cure or improve the outcome for someone with blood cancer or blood disorder. In short, it can save their life.

When a person has a blood cancer or blood disorder, their blood cells have stopped working in their normal way. That means they can’t do vital things like fight infection or carry oxygen.

A transplant of blood stem cells from a healthy person can replace and repair these damaged cells – and hopefully cure their disease.

Blood stem cells are new, primitive blood cells made in the bone marrow, found in the centre of our large bones.

Joining the Anthony Nolan stem cell register

How does the Anthony Nolan register work?

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People aged 16–30 can join our register. Each time someone needs a donor, we look through our database for a match.

We have over 800,000 people on the register at the moment.

Is there a matching donor for everyone who needs a stem cell transplant?

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Since the launch of our register in 1974, we have made over 20,000 stem cell transplants possible.

However, even with over half a million people on the register, we urgently need to increase the size and diversity of potential donors. One day, we hope to help everyone who needs a lifesaving transplant.

Who can become a donor?

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To join our register, you have to be between 16 and 30 and in good health. You’ll stay on our register until you’re 61.

You need to be fully committed to donating your blood stem cells or bone marrow if you come up as a match.

How can I join the register?

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The first step to joining the register is filling in a form and then doing a cheeky swab. If you apply online we can send you a swab pack in the post, or you can come along to one of our recruitment events in your local area. You then stay on the register until you’re 61, and we’ll be in touch if you’re ever a potentially lifesaving match for someone. If you have any questions further questions please email donor.support@anthonynolan.org

Which donors do we need the most?

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We’re particularly keen to recruit more young men to our register, as they're more likely to be chosen to donate.

We also need more people from minority ethnic backgrounds to sign up to help give everyone an equal chance of finding a matching donor.

Why do you need to recruit more men?

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Young men aged 16–30 make up only 18% of our register but provide over half of all donations. We need more young men to sign up as they're underrepresented - even though hospitals are much more likely to choose them to donate.

I’m a gay man. Can I join the register?

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Yes. Your sexuality won’t stop you joining our register. You’ll be subject to the same rules as everyone else. Find out more on our join the register page.

Why do you need to recruit more people from minority ethnic backgrounds?

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Someone in need of a transplant is most likely to find a match in a person with a similar genetic history. That often means someone from the same ethnic background.

People from minority ethnic backgrounds often have rarer tissue types which makes it harder to find matching donors. That means we need to recruit even more donors from minority ethnic backgrounds so they are overrepresented on the register.

This includes people from African, African-Caribbean, Asian, Chinese, Eastern European, Mediterranean and mixed race backgrounds. 

Why do I have to be over 16 to join the register?

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To be a donor you have to give what’s called ‘informed consent’. As stem cell donation is voluntary and not of direct benefit to the donor, a parent/guardian can’t give consent on behalf of a minor.

Why is 30 the upper age limit to join the register?

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Young people are most likely to be chosen to donate as they are less likely to have long-term health problems which might delay or prevent donation. 

Our research shows that donors aged 16–30 provide better outcomes for patients, so we focus our time, energy and money on recruiting these potential donors. It costs £40 to recruit each potential donor.

Can I join the register if I can’t speak English?

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The welfare of our donors is a top priority for us. It’s our responsibility to keep our donors fully informed and make sure they understand the commitment they’re making by joining our register.

To fulfil this responsibility, we only allow people to join if they can understand our literature and give their consent in English.

If potential donors don’t understand English, we can’t be sure they can give their informed consent if we ask them to donate. That would be a breach of our duty of care.

What if I can't join the register?

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Don’t be disappointed – you can support us in lots of other ways.

It costs £40 to recruit each person to our register, so funds are vital. You could raise money for us, donate money to us or take part in a fundraising event.

You can also encourage others to join our register, especially if they’re young men. 

Does it cost to join the register?

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No, it won’t cost you anything. It does cost us £40 to put each person on our register, though. And that’s why we continue to raise funds, so we can continue to grow our register.

If you’re a match and come to one of our collection centres in London, Oxford, Sheffield or Manchester to donate, we’ll pay all your expenses, including travel, hotel, food and loss of earnings.

Why do you sign people up to the register using swabs?

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We have changed the way we collect donor’s tissue type from taking blood samples, to taking spit samples, to now asking people to do a cheek swab to join the stem cell register.

Whichever method you sign up by, you’ll be on our register in exactly the same way and ready to potentially save someone's life. If you signed up before then there’s no need to sign up again.

What happens to my sample after you take it?

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They'll come back to Anthony Nolan and we find out your 'tissue type' in order to add your details to our register. Then every time someone needs a transplant, we'll compare their tissue type to yours - and to people on our register and registers across the world.

To find out more about how we work out your tissue type, head to The Science Behind Our Work.

Is there more than one bone marrow register in the UK?

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Anthony Nolan, The British Bone Marrow Register (operated by NHS Blood & Transplant), The Welsh Bone Marrow Donor Registry (operated by the Welsh Blood Service) and DKMS UK all recruit donors in the UK.

All these organisations add their donors to a single UK registry, the Anthony Nolan and NHS Stem Cell Registry, which Anthony Nolan manages.

Do I need to join more than one register?

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No, you only need to join one stem cell bone marrow register. All potential donors in the UK are added to a single registry managed by Anthony Nolan. Joining more than one would cause duplication and waste valuable resources.

Donating your stem cells

If I join the register will you definitely ask me to donate?

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The majority of people on our register never donate. Once you are on the register you have a 1 in 800 chance of being asked to donate in the next five years. 

But your chance of being chosen to donate depends on your age and sex. A young man aged 16–30 has a 1 in 200 chance of being chosen to donate in the next five years.

We’ll only ask you to donate if you have a similar tissue type to someone in desperate need of a transplant.

If you’re a match and refuse, it could be devastating news for someone with a life-threatening illness. That’s why we ask you to be fully committed when you sign up.

How will I donate my blood stem cells?

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You can donate your stem cells in two ways – through peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) collection or bone marrow donation. Around 90% of people donate via PBSC collection. However, in some situations and for some conditions, a patient will need stem cells from bone marrow.

If you join our register, you must be willing to donate in either way.

What does peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donation involve?

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On each of the four days before you donate, you will receive injections of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). This is a naturally occurring hormone that increases the number of stem cells your body produces.

You’ll then come to one of our collection centres (in London, Oxford, Sheffield or Manchester), where a doctor will insert a tiny tube in your arm, draw out your blood, and pass it through a machine to collect the stem cells.

Donating only takes 4-5 hours for most people. At the end, a nurse will check how many stem cells you’ve donated. There is a chance that you’ll be asked to come back the next day to donate more.

You won’t need a general anaesthetic or to stay in hospital overnight. 

Does peripheral blood stem cell donation have any side effects?

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Side effects can include flu-like symptoms and aching. But they’re usually mild and last just a couple of days. You’ll receive lots of information and support for how to deal with them.

What does a bone marrow transplant involve?

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If you need to give cells from your bone marrow (found inside your large bones), doctors will give you a general anaesthetic and draw the cells from your pelvis using a sterile needle and syringe.
You will need to stay in hospital for two nights if you donate bone marrow. 

Does bone marrow donation have any side effects?

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You’ll probably feel tired and have a little bruising after, but this generally passes within a week or so. You’ll receive lots of information and support for how to deal with them.

Could the person who gets my stem cells be in another country?

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They could be anywhere in the world, but they are more likely to be in the UK.

We link with registers worldwide to find matches for people in the UK and provide stem cells for people in need abroad.

Do overseas donors help people in the UK?

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Yes. We can search registers in countries around the world to find a match for someone in the UK. That’s over 38 million potential donors.

Do donors and recipients get to meet?

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The majority of our donors and recipients never meet.

For two years after the procedure, donors and recipients can only contact each other through messages sent via our team. After two years, and only if the recipient instigates it, they can exchange contact details.

Some other registers and transplant centres don’t allow contact at all, or have different guidelines. So if they’re involved in a transplant, donors and recipients may have to follow their rules.

We have strict rules so there can be no suggestion of a potential donor being coerced or induced to donate for financial or other reward. We also strongly believe in the importance of protecting the privacy of both the recipient and the donor.

Can you test me to see if I’m a match for my friend?

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No. It's highly unlikely that two friends will share the same genetic profile. The best hope for your friend is to find a donor on our register, or on another international register.

But if you’re 16–30 years old and in good health, you could join our register and potentially save someone’s life.

I’ve already been tissue typed for a member of my family. Now I want to join the Anthony Nolan register. How do I do this?

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You can join our register by completing this form. Please mention that you’ve been tissue typed before.

We’d appreciate it if you could forward us a copy of your HLA tissue typing results by email to donor.support@anthonynolan.org .You should be able to get the tissue typing report from the hospital that did your testing.

If you have any questions, please do give us a call on 0303 303 0303.

Could I donate more than once? If so, how often?

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If you donate, you'll be asked if you want to stay on our register and potentially donate again.

Although it’s unusual, some of our donors have donated more than once. We allow donors to give stem cells a maximum of four times.

I've registered for bone marrow but what about blood and organ donation?

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Please visit the NHS Blood & Transplant website for more information

I am over 30 and from a minority ethnic background - surely the chance that I might match a patient is better than not finding them a match at all?

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Putting people on the register who are statistically unlikely to be selected is not only expensive but also diverts our scientists away from processing the samples of younger volunteers who are more likely to be selected. We will save more lives by ensuring that we have a register of people who are most likely to be selected by transplant clinicians. Also we are proactively recruiting younger donors from minority ethnic backgrounds to increase the diversity of the register.

Are there any restrictions to joining the register?

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Yes, there are. You have to be between 16 and 30 and in good health. Take a look at our join the register page.

The British Bone Marrow Registry (operated by NHS Blood & Transplant) accepts donors between the ages of 17-40. You must be a blood donor to join the BBMR, as an extra sample of blood is taken when you donate. The BBMR is in particular need of donors from minority ethnic backgrounds; if you're interested, please ask at your blood donation session BEFORE you donate blood. Go to blood.co.uk for more information on your nearest blood donation session and how to sign up as a blood donor.

Our Laboratories and Research

What is the Anthony Nolan Research Institute?

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Established in 1996, our Research Institute aims to make bone marrow transplants more successful. Staff there do both basic and ‘translational’ research (looking at how to use basic scientific discoveries in the real world).

What does the Research Institute do?

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It investigates how to improve transplantation practice. For example, how best to match donors and recipients.
The institute also looks at how to improve people’s recuperation by stopping disease relapse, graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) and infectious diseases.

You can find out more about the amazing research our staff are carrying out, including our impact, policies and who we work with, in Our Research section. 

Does Anthony Nolan test on animals?

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Anthony Nolan does not conduct animal research in our laboratories nor does it fund animal research in other institutes. However occasionally, when pioneering research requires it and there is no alternative available, we work with other researchers at academic institutions for example, to ensure the in vivo validity of our our research results.  These collaborative projects are usually sponsored by research councils, the EU or other charities. Anthony Nolan funds are only used for work carried out at our own laboratories where we do not conduct animal research. We adhere to the principles of the 3Rs,  where it is possible, however there are instances where the authorities that regulate the manufacture and production of new medicinal products will not allow new medicines until they are rigorously tested in animals.  We, like others, must adhere to regulations and therefore sometimes have no choice but to work with colleagues at other institutions in order to validate our results.  The use of animals in research is heavily regulated in the UK and can only be carried out under Home Office licensing in very special premises with specific permissions and by fully qualified personnel, which we ensure all our collaborators adhere to. 

We would like to reassure you that we strive always to minimise the use of animal testing and find in vitro alternatives and that we ensure that if and when we have no alternatives, experimentation is conducted in the most appropriate ways following all the regulations and the principles of the NC3Rs (replace, reduce, refine).  We are fully committed to using human tissues/cells and other in vitro (in the test tube) testing for our research where we can and finding new ways in which our findings can be validated without the use of animals.

Cancer survival has doubled over the past 40 years. This achievement would not have been possible without animal research, which has resulted in the discovery, development and testing of life-saving treatments. As a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) we support the principle of using animals in research when it is necessary to advance understanding of health and disease and to develop new treatments.

What other work do your laboratories do?

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We HLA type potential donors who join the Anthony Nolan register. Our laboratories also provide typing and virology services for stem cell transplant centres in the UK as well as support universities, colleges and many other companies with studies they may be undertaking. The laboratories support the Royal Free Hospital in London's renal and liver transplant programme too.

What accreditation do your laboratories have?

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The laboratories are accredited by UKAS and the European Federation for Immunogenetics.

What expertise do your laboratories have?

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We pride ourselves on having one of the best groups of tissue typing and immunogenetics experts in the UK.
Our Donor Selection Advisory Committee, made up of senior staff, advises our transplant centres on choosing donors.

Cord Blood Bank

What is cord blood?

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It’s the blood left in the placenta and umbilical cord after a woman has given birth. 

Cord blood contains lots of stem cells, which can be used in lifesaving transplants for people with blood cancers or disorders.

Anthony Nolan collects cord blood in five hospitals in London, Manchester, Leicester. Collection only happens after the birth, when the baby is safely delivered. It’s totally risk-free for mothers and newborns.

Why is cord blood particularly useful?

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Stem cells for transplants can come from adults’ blood or bone marrow, as well as from cord blood.

But cord blood transplants have lots of advantages.

Getting adult donations is a long process. If we find someone a match on our register, we have to do more tests on the potential donor, and it takes time to organise the donation and transplant.

Cord blood is banked in our cell therapy centre in Nottingham and is available immediately, for people in desperate need.

Also, donors and recipients don’t need to be an exact match, as the stem cells in cord blood aren’t so mature and can develop to suit their recipient. That means it’s easier to find matches. To find out more about cord please visit this site.

Where can I donate cord blood?

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We’re set up to collect cord blood at five hospitals in Manchester, London, and Leicester. You can only donate your cord blood if you’re booked for antenatal care at one of these hospitals.

  • King's College Hospital (London)
  • Saint Mary's Hospital, Oxford Road (Manchester)
  • Saint Mary's Hospital, Wythenshawe (Manchester)
  • Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • Leicester General Hospital

How do I register my interest in donating cord blood?

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Visit our Register your interest page and fill out our form.

Am I eligible to donate my baby's cord blood?

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Most mothers can donate their baby's cord blood. But there are some medical conditions and lifestyle factors which mean you can’t.

How do you collect cord blood?

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It’s an easy process, and only happens after the birth and afterbirth are over and you’ve done all the hard work.

Our specially trained staff will take your baby's cord and placenta away to another room to extract the blood. You’ll barely even know they’re there. It’s totally risk- and hassle-free for mother and baby.

Anthony Nolan employs teams of dedicated collectors so that we don’t place any demands on your midwife or consultant.

Read about the exact process on our How do I donate? page.

If I sign up, will you definitely collect and store my baby's cord blood?

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We can’t guarantee it. We may not collect/store your cord blood because:

  • your temperature has risen and you have an infection
  • your membranes rupture prematurely
  • there isn’t enough blood in your placenta and cord to collect
  • there’s a mechanical failure with the equipment used
  • other medical issues
  • an accredited person may not be available to conduct the collection. For example, if lots of women who have signed up to donate give birth around the same time. Cord blood needs to be collected immediately to be effective.

How long do you store cord blood for?

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We store it until someone needs it for a transplant (or for research, if the blood doesn’t have enough stem cells to use for a transplant). We can store cord blood indefinitely, frozen in cryogenic tanks at temperatures of around -190°C.

When would you use cord blood for research?

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We only use cord blood in ethically approved research if it doesn’t contain enough stem cells to use for a transplant.

What’s the difference between private and public cord blood banking?

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We run our cord blood bank as a public bank to help anyone around the world who needs a stem cell transplant. It doesn’t cost anything to donate cord blood to our programme.

Commercial cord blood banks charge to collect and store babies’ cord blood for private family use.

Why don’t you collect cord blood at more hospitals?

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We don’t get any direct government funding, so we can only fund collection at a limited number of hospitals.

We chose the five hospitals in Manchester, London and Leicester because they have high birth rates, and are in ethnically diverse areas. That way we can collect a wide variety of tissue types and help a wide variety of people.

Can babies be cloned using cord blood?

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No. The Human Reproductive Cloning Act 2001 prohibits any attempt to create a child by reproductive cloning.

Our complaints policy

Anthony Nolan Operations, Cord Blood Programme and Histocompatibility Laboratory Complaints Policy

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We value your support and our relationships. We also value the chance to put right anything you feel we may have done wrong. If you have a complaint regarding any aspect of our professional services, please email our complaints team at complaints@anthonynolan.org.

If you contact us with a complaint, please tell us:

  • The department which you feel is the source of your complaint (i.e. Operations, the Cord Blood Programme or the Histocompatibility Laboratory)
  • What happened
  • When it happened
  • Who was involved
  • Whether it’s an original complaint or a follow-up to a reply with which you were not satisfied
  • What action you’d like us to take
  • Your full postal address, telephone number, and email address (if you have one)

Fundraising complaints policy

Anthony Nolan fundraising complaints policy

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We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator and are committed to the highest standards. We follow the regulator's Code of Fundraising Practice as well as the Institute of Fundraising’s (IoF) Codes of Fundraising Practice

We have always upheld high standards of fundraising and display the Fundraising Regulator's logo on our website and literature as testament to our ongoing commitment.

Our success as a charity lies with our supporters. We aim to provide them with the best service possible. This includes an efficient system that deals with complaints immediately.

We value your feedback

The views of our supporters and the wider public are important to us. We take feedback very seriously.

We hope you’ll be fully satisfied with our activities. But if you have a complaint about our fundraising we want to hear from you. We’ll address your complaint and respond to it as quickly as possible.

Our commitment to you

We value your support and our relationships. We also value the chance to right anything you feel we may have done wrong. We won’t discriminate against you in the future because you’ve made a complaint. Instead, we’ll do our utmost to discuss and resolve the issue.

What do you mean by a fundraising complaint?

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We operate within fundraising guidelines set down by the Charity Commission, the Institute of Fundraising and the Fundraising Regulator. We aim to ensure all our fundraising activity is honest, transparent, fair and reasonable.

We define a complaint as an expression of dissatisfaction with our fundraising activities, including the nature of activities and/or the behaviour of members of staff. 

If you have any concerns about our fundraising activity, dislike the way you’ve been asked for a donation or are dissatisfied or upset about our fundraising in any other way, please let us know.

How do I complain?

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We carry out a wide variety of fundraising activities. Some are organised by our local staff, others are centrally organised, while others are independently organised by volunteers. If you have a complaint about any of our fundraising activities, you should direct your complaint to:
 
Complaints Coordinator
Fundraising Team
Anthony Nolan
Unit 2-3 Heathgate Place
75-87 Agincourt Road
London NW3 2NU
 
Tel: 020 7424 6626
E-mail: fundraisingcomplaints@anthonynolan.org
 
Please note we’re only able to investigate a complaint if we receive it within three months of the date of the incident the complaint refers to.
 
What we need to know
 
When you contact us with a complaint, please remember to tell us:

  • what's happened
  • when it's happened
  • who is involved
  • where it happened

What happens when I complain?

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If you make a formal complaint about our fundraising activity, you should expect to hear from us within 14 days of us receiving it. We aim to respond in full within this time, but if this isn’t possible we’ll inform you that we’re looking into your complaint with details of when you can expect a full reply.

Our Complaints Coordinator will pass your complaint to the most appropriate person for investigation. This depends on the fundraising activity in question, and the person who had responsibility for organising it.

We’ll investigate your complaint, and let you know the outcome within 30 days of us receiving your complaint.

If we can’t complete our investigation within 30 days (because, for example, a key member of staff is absent or because information is outstanding from an agency), we’ll let you know.

What happens if I’m not satisfied with the outcome of your investigation?

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When we contact you, we’ll give you options if you’re not satisfied with our reply. Depending on the nature of your complaint, you can refer it to the Fundraising Regulator. You need to do this within two months of receiving our response.

Giving and raising money

How do I make a donation?

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You can make a regular gift or one-off gift to Anthony Nolan online. Unfortunately we are not able to accept PayPal donations at this point. Any donations you make through our website will be safe and secure. We will not sell or share your data with any other organisations for fundraising or marketing purposes unless they’re working on behalf of Anthony Nolan. Thank you for your support.

Or you can send a cheque payable to ‘Anthony Nolan’ to:

Supporter Services
Anthony Nolan
2 Heathgate Place
75-87 Agincourt Road
London
NW3 2NU

You can also call us on 020 7424 6626 to donate with a credit or debit card over the phone.

Can I Gift Aid my donation?

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Yes – if you pay UK income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the amount we can claim back from HMRC.

You can find more information by calling our Supporter Services team on 020 7424 6626.

How will you spend my donation?

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We depend on generous donations from people like you to recruit more people to our register, so we can save more lives. Read more here.

I don’t live in the UK. Can I donate money?

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Yes, you can. You can give a one-off donation online.
You can also call our Supporter Services team on 020 7424 6626 to donate using a credit or debit card.
Unfortunately, non-UK residents can’t give regularly by direct debit.

I want to fundraise for Anthony Nolan, but I’m not sure what to do. Do you have any ideas?

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There are loads of ways you can fundraise for Anthony Nolan. Check out our 'raise money' and 'take part in a fundraising event' sections for ideas.

For more information and ideas, call the Supporter-Led Fundraising team any time on 0303 303 3002 or email events@anthonynolan.org.

I’ve had a problem with the online donation system. How can I check if my donation has gone through?

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Please email support@anthonynolan.org or call our Supporter Services team on 020 7424 6626. Tell us your name and the time, date and value of your donation, and we’ll be able to help.

How do I set up a regular gift to Anthony Nolan?

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The best way is online here. Or you can call our Supporter Services team on 020 7424 6626.

How can I amend/cancel my direct debit?

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Please call our Supporter Services team on 020 7424 6626 or email support@anthonynolan.org. Let us know your full name and direct debit reference or supporter number.

How can I get raffle tickets?

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Visit this page, call our ticket hotline on 0845 6016 936 or email support@anthonynolan.org.

Where should I send my ticket stubs and payment?

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It’s best to return them with the payment slip in the freepost envelope provided. 

If you’ve lost it, you can use your own envelope and return them for free to:

Freepost RRHY-UHXA-LSXX
Anthony Nolan
Raffle
Chippenham
SN14 6NG

Where should I send unused tickets?

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It’s best to return unused tickets in the freepost envelope provided. Or destroy them securely.

How can I opt into/out of receiving raffle tickets?

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Please email support@anthonynolan.org with your request. Make sure to include your name and address. Or call our Supporter Services team on 020 7424 6626.

Can I just send a donation rather than buying tickets?

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Yes, of course. We’d be very grateful for any donation you can give.

You can send a cheque in the freepost envelope provided. Please don’t send cash. You can also donate online or with a credit or debit card by phone on 020 7424 6626.

Personal Details

How can I update my contact details?

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Please go to our online form and if you have any issues email donor.support@anthonynolan.org with your name, your supporter number, your old contact details and your new contact details. Or call our Supporter Services team on 0303 303 0303.

How do you use my personal details?

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We’ll use your details to keep you up to date with our vital work and fundraising activities – unless you’ve told us you don’t want to receive this information.
 
We will not sell or share your data with any other organisations for fundraising or marketing purposes unless they are working on behalf of Anthony Nolan. We closely manage any agencies working for us to ensure they adhere to regulations and best practice.

How can I change my communication preferences?

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If you want us to stop or start contacting you in a certain way (for example, by phone or email), please email support@anthonynolan.org with your request. Make sure to include your name and address. Or call our Supporter Services team on 020 7424 6626 .

Fundraising Events

Do you have information about Anthony Nolan that I can give my sponsors or display at my event?

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Yes, we have leaflets, posters and lots of online resources to help you fundraise. To order fundraising materials, call 0303 303 3002 or fill in this online form.

Can I organise my own fundraising event?

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Yes, of course! Take a look at our Organise your own fundraising page to find out more and for some great ideas.

Do you have any local fundraising groups I can get involved with?

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Yes, we do. There are Friends of Anthony Nolan groups all over the country, made up of avid supporters. They regularly put on fundraising and awareness events. They welcome new members.
 
If you’re at university, you could join one of our Marrow groups to raise funds and awareness.

I’d like to ask guests to give donations to Anthony Nolan instead of gifts at my birthday, wedding or anniversary. How can I do this?

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That’s really generous of you – thank you. Find out more on our fundraise in celebration page. 

I’ve had a collection and would like to send you the money. How can I do this?

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It’s easiest to cash the money into your own bank account and then make a donation using your debit or credit card over the phone on 0303 303 3002.

Or you can send a cheque payable to Anthony Nolan, along with your contact details and a bit of information about how you raised the money, to:

Supporter-Led Fundraising team
Anthony Nolan
2 Heathgate Place
75-87 Agincourt Road
London
NW3 2NU

Sponsorship

Is Gift Aid included in my sponsorship target?

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Like many other charities, Anthony Nolan’s policy is not to include Gift Aid in sponsorship targets.

Do I need to include my sponsorship form when I send in my money?

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If any of your sponsors have ticked the Gift Aid box we need to have a copy of your sponsorship form. Without it we won’t be able to claim the Gift Aid. That means we lose out on an extra 25% on top of what you’ve already raised.

How do I create an online fundraising page? Does the money raised come directly to you?

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You can create a page on Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving. We’ve put together a guide on using these sites on our How to fundraise online page.

These sites pay any money people give to us weekly. They charge small administration and handling fees. For more information on this, contact our Events team on 0303 303 3000 or events@anthonynolan.org.  

How should I pay you my offline sponsorship?

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It’s best to put it into your own bank account and then give us your money over the phone 0303 303 3000 using a credit or debit card.

You can also send a cheque payable to 'Anthony Nolan', with your name and the event you are doing written on the back, to:

Supporter-Led Fundraising Team
Anthony Nolan
2 Heathgate Place
75-87 Agincourt Road
London
NW3 2NU

Can I do a sponsored challenge for Anthony Nolan?

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We’d love you to.

From running and cycling, to trekking and skydiving, we’ve got the perfect challenge for you. Take a look at our active and adrenaline challenges page for ideas, and to get signed up.’ 

Companies and organisations

How can my company support Anthony Nolan?

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Anthony Nolan works together with businesses and organisations to deliver outstanding, mutually-beneficial partnerships.

There are lots of different ways you can partner with us. From volunteering and fundraising to cause-related marketing and commercial opportunities.

Contact our Corporate Partnerships team for more information and ideas on corporate@anthonynolan.org

In memory

Can I make my donation in memory of someone?

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Yes, you can.

You can do this by donating online and entering the name of the person you’re giving in memory of in the ‘reason for donation’ field.

Or you can send a cheque payable to 'Anthony Nolan' with a covering letter telling us who you're donating in honour of.

Supporter-Led Fundraising 
Anthony Nolan 
2 Heathgate Place 
75-87 Agincourt Road 
London 
NW3 2NU 

I have a collection from a funeral. How can I send it to you?

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It’s best to put it into your own bank account and then make a donation over the phone on 0303 303 3002.

Or you can send a cheque payable to 'Anthony Nolan' with a covering letter telling us who you're donating in honour of.

Supporter-Led Fundraising 
Anthony Nolan 
2 Heathgate Place 
75-87 Agincourt Road 
London 
NW3 2NU 

Patient appeals

I’ve recently seen a story in the media about someone who needs a transplant and would like some more information on this.

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Please get in touch with our Supporter-Led Fundraising Team on 0303 303 3002 or community@anthonynolan.org. They’ll be able to speak to you about this.

You can find out more about current appeals and the families we are supporting in our Current Appeals section.

How do I take part in an event in aid of a local patient appeal?

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Please get in touch with our Supporter-Led Fundraising Team on 0303 303 3002 or community@anthonynolan.org.

‘You can find out more about current appeals and the families we are supporting in our Current Appeals section.

Telemarketing

I received or missed a call from your fundraising team. I’d like more information about this.

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Please contact our Supporter Services team on 020 7424 6626 or support@anthonynolan.org with your name and the number you were contacted on.

I’ve been receiving fundraising calls from you, how can I stop this?

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Please contact our Supporter Services team on 020 7424 6626 or support@anthonynolan.org with your name and the number you were contacted on.

Legacies

I have a question about my legacy or would like more information on legacies.

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Take a look at our Leave a gift in your will pages.
 
If you can’t find an answer there, please contact our Supporter Services team on 020 7424 6626 or legacies@anthonynolan.org.

Trusts

I work for a trust. How can I find out more about giving to Anthony Nolan?

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Please contact our Philanthropy team on 0207 4241382 or email philanthropy@anthonynolan.org.

Is it possible to support a specific project?

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Yes, it is. We know that some charitable trusts and funders prefer to know their donation will support a specific project or aspect of Anthony Nolan’s work.

We have a large number of projects and programmes in need of support.

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Governance