Healthcare professionals at Anthony Nolan offices

Our partners

The more support we have, the more lives we can save. We value all our partners greatly.

Our partners include

Hospitals and transplant centres

Every day, we take calls from hospitals and transplant centres – in the UK and worldwide – searching for matches for people in need of a lifesaving bone marrow or stem cell transplant. We also work with hospital maternity units to collect blood from umbilical cords and placentas, which we can use for transplants.

Other donor registers

We work with other organisations that run donor registers in the UK and across the world. We want to save as many lives as possible so we share our research and ideas on best practice.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)

We run the Anthony Nolan and NHS Stem Cell Registry, working with NHS Blood and Transplant, the NHS authority responsible for supplying blood for transplants. This is the only UK registry which UK transplant centres can use to find donors for people in need.

National Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Transplant Alliance (NBTA)

We are proud to be part of the NBTA. The alliance, made up of organisations promoting awareness of organ and stem cell donation, aims to get more black and minority ethnic people to join our register.

Recruitment partners

We are extremely grateful to our recruitment partners including the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Police ScotlandAfrican-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT), the Adrian Sudbury Schools Education Trust (ASSET), and Ulster GAA who raise awareness and recruit potential lifesavers to our register. 

Research institutes

The Anthony Nolan Research Institute works with many other centres of excellence in the UK, in particular with the Royal Free HospitalUniversity College London, Imperial College at Hammersmith Hospital, the Royal Marsden HospitalKing’s College Hospital and Nottingham Trent University.

Our Chief Bioinformatics and Immunogenetics Officer, Professor Steven Marsh, is a former President of the European Federation for Immunogenetics.


Thousands of companies support our work. Running fundraising events, hosting recruitment events and supporting our Special Events are just some of the ways to get your company involved


Run for students, by students, there are now Marrow groups in more than 40 universities across the UK. Their aim: to give every student the chance to join our register.

Schools and youth organisations

Through our education programme, The Hero Project, we talk directly to young people about saving lives through stem cell, blood and organ donation. Trained volunteers run sessions in colleges to debunk myths, raise awareness and help 16 to18-year-olds make an informed choice about becoming potential donors. We deliver The Hero Project in collaboration with NHS Blood and Transplant.