Anthony Nolan
yesterday at 16:03. Facebook
In 2015, Jack’s classmate Jak tragically passed away after being diagnosed with leukaemia.

Jack went on to join the Anthony Nolan register – and now he’s a potential match for a stranger who needs his help.

This is his story.

‘I signed up because I've seen the horrible effects that blood cancer can have on someone.

‘My granddad was diagnosed with lymphoma, but thankfully due to...
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Anthony Nolan
03/23/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
'Volunteers were advertising outside the union and asking everyone to sign up and give a spit. Little did I know that one year later I would be a match for someone with blood cancer!

T'his week I did a Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) donation, which involves little more than sitting still for four hours while your stem cells are extracted from your blood.

'I was one of the rare cases...
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Anthony Nolan
03/22/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
URGENT: baby Austin needs a stem cell donor.

Austin's dad, Lewis, says:

'Our brave little boy has been diagnosed with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, the exact same illness that Anthony Nolan had.

'Austin is 5 1/2 months old whilst I write this and to look at him, apart from a strange rash on his skin, you would never know he is ill. But he is.

'But, there is little I can do, imagine how I...
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Anthony Nolan
03/21/2017 at 16:17. Facebook
'Celebrating a much-awaited event - my son's 18th Birthday.

'Robert underwent an unrelated bone marrow transplant aged 9 months for Omenn's Syndrome - a rare form of SCID.

'He would not be here today without the selfless donation from his German lady donor, the amazing medical staff at Gt Ormond Street, Birmingham Children's and Warwick hospitals and of course everyone who runs and...
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Anthony Nolan
03/20/2017 at 16:10. Facebook
Valerie is five years old. And last year, she was diagnosed with CGD – a rare genetic disorder that harms the body’s ability to fight off infections.

Valerie desperately needs to find a lifesaving stem cell donor. But an initial search of the world’s registries has failed to find her a single match.

And that’s why we need your help to get the word out - as fast as we possibly...
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Anthony Nolan
03/20/2017 at 11:58. Facebook
'It was New Year’s Eve 2012. I was on my second or third glass of prosecco - and I noticed a pain in my lower back.'

Five years ago, Rose was unexpectedly diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

She was fit and healthy - and just about to run a half-marathon, in fact. The news came as an enormous shock.

On the third anniversary of her lifesaving autologous transplant, Rose is joining #TeamAN to...
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My London Marathon - Rose's story
We’re incredibly sorry to share the news that Martin Maylam has died.

Perhaps you didn’t know Martin's story. If you didn’t, we’ll try our best to do him justice in just a few words.

He was a husband and a proud father of three daughters – and after being diagnosed with AML, he and his family launched an inspirational appeal in 2015 to find him a stem cell donor.

Martin and his family have...
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‘I’m a blood donor, I’m down as an organ donor, and now I’m a stem cell donor.

'I’m not a superhuman or anything like that, I think most people would do the same if they knew they had the opportunity to save someone’s life.

I joined the register in September 2011 at my university’s Freshers’ Fair. I was probably one of their easiest sign-ups because I saw it and thought immediately, ‘yeah,...
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One year ago, Emily Clark passed away.

She was just 18 years old. (She’d been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 16.)

But despite everything she went through herself, she was utterly tireless in her campaigning - working to get more young people signed up as lifesaving stem cell donors across the UK and beyond.

And now her mum Donna has shared some absolutely inspirational...
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Cancer campaigner saves five after urging followers to join bone marrow register
'A few years ago I registered with Anthony Nolan after my cousin Sophie had a lifesaving transplant and encouraged me to join.

'Today I've had the amazing opportunity to donate stem cells with this wonderful charity.

'I can not stress enough how easy this whole process has been and how amazing all the staff have been!

'If you're not on the register PLEASE join now!'

- Sinead, donating...
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This is genuinely shocking.

We know that the right stem cell donor can make all the difference for someone who has blood cancer, and needs a lifesaving transplant.

But on average, in the year 2017, just 60% of patients find the best possible match on the register.

And worse yet, that drops dramatically to 20% for people in the UK from a black, Asian, or minority ethnic...
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On Sunday 23 April we’ll be taking to the streets of the capital to yell, roar, holler and scream our support for our incredible London Marathon runners.

And we need your help.

At 26.2 miles through London, the marathon is one epic challenge – which is why #TeamAN needs all the support we can give it.

If you’d like to get involved, soak in the thrilling atmosphere, and give our runners a...
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One year ago today - after a search that spanned the face of the globe, and over 50,000 people registering as donors worldwide - Lara Casalotti had the stem cell transplant that saved her life.

So today – for Lara and for all of us here at Anthony Nolan – it’s a time to celebrate, and to be thankful.

The #Match4Lara campaign was a huge moment in our history.

It sparked the imagination of...
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'About a month ago, Anthony Nolan got in contact and told me I was a match for someone really sick who needed my stem cells to potentially save their life...

..and all I had to do was lie here for a few hours and watch movies. Win win.

If you do one thing today please check out and consider signing up to the register.

I did, and it turns out it might be one of the most important things...
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This is the story of a woman who changed the world.

Shirley Nolan didn’t start out intending to create the world’s first register for lifesaving stem cell donors.

What mattered to her was saving the life of her son Anthony – who’d been born with an incredibly rare genetic disorder.

Tragically, Anthony never found the match he needed. But Shirley didn’t stop campaigning, and fighting, on...
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So here’s the really shocking thing.

Young men provide far more stem cell donations than any other demographic in the UK. 3.5x the average, in fact.

So we know they’re absolutely vital to our movement – and to patients everywhere – when it comes to saving lives. But right now, far too few of them are registering as donors.

Why not? Well, in our new survey of men aged 16-30, we found...
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Most people receive their stem cell transplants from a stranger.

But for some people, their donor is closer to home (or in it, in fact).

Because after Megan was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia at the age of just 11, she ended up receiving a lifesaving transplant from her own mum – a ‘haplo transplant’.

Read Megan's amazing story now:

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‘Today marks Ava's 100th day post-transplant.

'It’s a huge milestone…a sense of relief, happiness, gratefulness, excitement.

'We woke up this morning - she was up and shouting at me to go through her room. I was greeted with a smile and her big brown eyes staring at me.

'We all got ready and went downstairs, knowing there was a little surprise for her, just to let her know how proud we...
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‘Our 2-year-old daughter Ripley has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. She will be spending her next few months at Bristol Children's Hospital while she undergoes her hopefully lifesaving treatment.

Ripley is in high spirits and having a whale of a time being able to choose her own outfits and visit the playroom!

Her treatment will involve a bone marrow transplant to give her a...
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'I received a card from my recipient about two or three months after I donated. He’s an adult male, living in America.

I guess it doesn’t really matter who he is, or if we meet – even if we met, we might not even get along. It’s just that this crazy thing has happened. It would be interesting to meet them if anything!

I definitely think there is a feeling that gay and bisexual men cannot...
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