Anthony Nolan
02/20/2017 at 12:07. Facebook
NHS England has just released a statement to the media. They’re now ‘confident’ that they will be able to confirm funding for second stem cell transplants, from April 2017 onwards.

This comes as incredibly welcome news. But it’s still not a guarantee.

And we know there are patients being affected right now, who urgently need clarity about whether they’ll be provided with...
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Cancer charity welcomes NHS u-turn on second stem cell treatments
Anthony Nolan
02/17/2017 at 16:17. Facebook
'Some of you may know or already be involved, but a while ago I signed up to the Anthony Nolan blood cancer charity and recently they found I was a match for somebody on the register!

'So after some time, blood tests and injections, I went off to The London Clinic so I could donate my stem cells.

'As World Cancer Day was on the 4th of February, I want to encourage as many as I can to sign...
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Anthony Nolan
02/16/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
'Deakon was our first baby.

'We were very excited; we’d decorated the nursery, bought all the baby stuff we thought we needed. We did not know anything was wrong.

'Deakon was born by emergency C-section after going into severe distress, and needed resuscitating at birth. After 12 days of blood transfusions and tests, Deakon was finally diagnosed with a very rare form of childhood...
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Anthony Nolan
02/15/2017 at 16:11. Facebook
Today is International Childhood Cancer Day.

But every single day, an average of 70 people in the UK are diagnosed with blood cancer.

70 people; 25,000 a year. Many of them are children.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia accounts for a huge number of those – it’s the most common blood cancer in children, making up about 50% of all cases.

Of course, a stem cell transplant can make all the...
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Anthony Nolan
02/14/2017 at 16:16. Facebook
'Today marks the first anniversary of my second (and successful) stem cell transplant.

'Yesterday I came back from skiing, my first post-AML (Acute Myeloid Leukaemia) holiday.

'Today, I've arranged to do something for the first time on my ‘first transplant birthday’ to celebrate my good health, I am going to feed big cats, a dream of mine :D

'When I was diagnosed with AML, I didn't dare to...
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Anthony Nolan
02/14/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
This Valentine's Day, we have to confess - we've got a massive crush on Xercise4Less. <3<3

Why? Because they're the nationwide gym network that's heroically raising funds and awareness for Anthony Nolan's lifesaving work, all through February.

Every single gym is holding open weekends and challenges for its members to raise vital funds.

And because every single person on our register costs £60...
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Anthony Nolan
02/13/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
BREAKING: Can you help us find a donor for Kacper?

If you're a young man aged 16-30, and you have Polish or East European heritage, Kacper needs your help.

Kacper is a football-loving young lad from Nuneaton – he also enjoys playing on his PS3. But in November 2016, his family were given the terrible news that Kacper has acute myeloid leukaemia.

Now Kacper needs a stem cell transplant –...
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'It was March 2012, and I knew something was wrong. I hadn’t had a sick day in 8 years, but now I felt awful!

'I went to the doctors a few times, but they didn’t think I could have cancer because of my age and fitness (I was 31 at the time).

'In August, I ran a double triathlon – and that saved my life. The effort of running caused so much pressure on my spleen that I went into A & E in...
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'It's the best thing I've done, so far. Getting to ride around London on closed roads, going past iconic buildings & monuments, is awesome.'
– Jason, 2016 cyclist.

The wait's nearly over!

We know lots of you are waiting for the RideLondon 2017 ballot results to be announced, and we’ve got our fingers crossed for you getting your place.

If you do get a ballot place ,we'd love you to join...
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At Anthony Nolan, we've been doing this for a long time. (Since 1974, in fact).

And in the 43 years since our work began, we've found stem cell transplants for over 15,000 people with blood cancer and blood disorders.

That's an amazing figure. But it isn't enough.

We know there are still people out there who don't find a lifesaving donor.

And disproportionately, we know many of them come...
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‘I’ve experienced cancer in my family, so I’m aware of how it affects people. I felt that by signing up to the register, I was making a step in the right direction to making someone’s life better.’

‘The whole experience was amazing.

'After the stem cell donation. I felt a little fatigued for a couple of hours, but then after that I met some friends for dinner and felt completely back to...
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BREAKING: Can you help find Omar a lifesaving donor?

Omar's only 21. He's a huge Call of Duty fan, and loves playing online.

But in late 2016, after a motor accident, Omar's family was shocked to discover that his body wasn't recovering properly - which was soon diagnosed as aplastic anaemia, a rare blood disorder disrupting his immune system.

Now Omar urgently needs to find a matching...
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Today is World Cancer Day 2017.

This year, we know, someone will be diagnosed with a form of blood cancer once every 20 minutes.

And this year, 2,000 people will need a lifesaving stem cell transplant from a stranger.

At Anthony Nolan, we do our very best to help those 2,000 people. All year, every year. But we don’t do it alone.

We do it alongside friends like CLIC Sargent to support...
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‘Before I got diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), I was a vet student - I was diagnosed in January 2015.

‘Obviously, when I deferred my uni place, I lost my student finance. I was totally at a loss and I was thinking, how can I get through the next two years? I had no funding because I couldn’t study. I didn’t have a job, so it’s not like I could get sick leave.

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'I had tonsillitis for about three months, but I never got it properly checked out. It was after I had a blood test that they saw that I was seriously ill.

'I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) on the 28th March 2014.

'I knew that I’d need a stem cell transplant from the onset – I was told that there would be no way I could be cured with chemotherapy and radiotherapy alone....
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'20+ years ago I registered with Anthony Nolan to be a bone marrow donor. In 2013 they contacted me - because I was potentially a match.

'Yesterday, I donated stem cells at King's College Hospital in London.

'There were various blood tests and injections to get ready for the donation. Then on the day, I spent 5 hours connected to a machine that harvested my stem cells directly from my...
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This is the best thing you'll read all week.

Two identical twins, Elizabeth and Kathryn, were born with the same rare, life-threatening blood disorder. Their only hope? Finding a match for a stem cell transplant.

In 2011 and 2012, Elizabeth and Kathryn received transplants...from the same heroic donor.

And last September, they danced and chatted with the man who saved *both* of their...
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Twins, 9, dance with hero bone marrow donor who saved their lives
In 2010, after a lifetime of fitness, Sarah received the shocking news that she'd been diagnosed with leukaemia.

After a stem cell transplant and a year of treatment, she found herself very physically weak, and struggling to accomplish the simplest of everyday tasks.

In this stunning, heartfelt animation, Sarah shares the story of how, step-by-step and day-by-day, she worked to rebuild her...
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URGENT: Can you help us find a donor for Rajee?

Since the age of 12, Rajee has been living with chronic myeloid leukaemia.

It didn’t stop her from graduating as a software engineer. Or working for Microsoft. Or meeting the man she went on to marry.

But now, 20 years on, she’s been given the shocking news that her cancer has accelerated.

Now Rajee urgently needs a stem cell transplant –...
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'Today I beat the #TubeStrike and donated stem cells to a stranger, potentially saving their life!

'My parents are organ transplant recipients; I'm always looking to give something back to somehow convey my gratitude to the donors who gave my mum and dad the chance of a new life.

'Receiving the course of G-CSF injections was really easy, with the nurses able to go to wherever I was to...
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