A series of photos showing what we do, Nurses, Donors, Patients, fundraising events and scientists.

How we are funded

Every year, the Anthony Nolan stem cell register grows bigger and better.

Our funding

Every day, amazing people sign up to be ready and waiting to save someone’s life. That’s incredible.

But more wonderful people signing up to become potential donors, means the more it costs for us to find everyone their lifesaving match.

The funds our supporters raise go directly towards saving and improving the lives of people with blood cancer and blood disorders in lots of different ways, including:

  • Adding each new potential donor to the stem cell register, which costs £40
  • Funding groundbreaking research that will improve patient outcomes
  • Providing information and support to patients and their families through our helpline
  • Giving the best post-transplant care with our Clinical Nurse Specialists and making sure patients get the financial support they need with our patient grants.

The more funds we raise, the more second chances of life we can give.

To carry out our lifesaving work, we rely on the generous financial support of fantastic individuals and organisations. We also charge service fees to transplant centres in the UK and worldwide, which is our main source of income. Transplant centres reimburse us for facilitating transplants with donated cells provided from donors in the UK and around the world.

Our stem cell donors will never need to pay a penny. All donation costs are covered, including all expenses such a travel, accommodation, and loss of earnings.

As a registry which facilitates transplants and tissue types donors, we are also able to offer our clinical expertise and laboratory services to hospitals and medical professionals.

For more information on how Anthony Nolan is funded, you can read our Annual Report and Accounts.