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World Cancer Day - 4 Feb 2017

At Anthony Nolan, we save the lives of people with blood cancer and blood disorders. On 4 February 2017, World Cancer Day returns as we unite together to build a future where every patient survives.

Wear a Unity Band® or donate by 4 February to show your support and help fund our lifesaving work. Unity Bands will be available online from January 2017, for a suggested donation of £2.


Collaboration is at the heart of our work. We work with registries around the world to find the best possible match, and we work with other cancer charities here in the UK to make sure patients get the best possible care.

Find out more about our international reach and read the inspiring stories of people who have received stem cell transplants.



When a match can’t be found in the UK, we work with registries around the world to find a suitable donor. Wherever that person is, once they’ve donated their stem cells, they must be delivered in 72 hours.

Click below to find out more about the countries our incredible volunteer couriers visited in 2016 to collect stem cells and lymphocytes, and bring them back to patients here in the UK.



I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in early 2015.

Georgina Haynes

I was treated in the Royal Marsden, which was like a home away from home, and my CLIC Sargent social worker was there for me from day one. 

It felt amazing when I found out a match had been found by Anthony Nolan. The transplant didn’t just save my life – it was my life, my friends and families lives too. 

Anthony Nolan, CLIC Sargent and the Royal Marsden have made such a massive difference to my life. I can’t put in to words how helpful they’ve all been.


The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity CLIC Sargent - for children with cancer World Marrow Donor Association
Bowel Cancer UK Breast Cancer Care Breast Cancer Now Cancer Research UK Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group Marie Curie Movember Foundation
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