Anthony Nolan is a pioneering charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Every day, we use our register to match remarkable donors willing to donate their blood stem cells to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants.
Currently, we can only find a matching donor for half the people who come to us in desperate need of a lifesaving transplant. We urgently need more people to join our register, so we can provide more matches and save more lives. As a charity, we need more funds to increase our lifesaving work. Growing our donor register, our cord blood bank and our pioneering research all cost money. The more funds we have, the more lives we can save.
To provide this life giving service we rely on a number of different areas for support. One of the key areas for fundraising is through organised events, such as the Anthony Nolan’s 2011 Machu Picchu trek in Peru.
Anthony Nolan relies on the kindness, generosity and support of individuals and businesses throughout the UK.
For further information call Sonia on 020 7284 8269 or email: email@example.com
About Anthony Nolan
• Anthony Nolan is a pioneering charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Every day, we use our register to match remarkable donors willing to donate their blood stem cells, or bone marrow, to people they have never met who desperately need lifesaving transplants.
• We provide two potentially lifesaving transplants every day, but for every patient we can help, there is another who sadly we can’t because no match can be found.
• To join the register, you must be aged between 18 and 40, weigh more than 8 stone (51kg) and be in general good health. For more information on the donating process, or to apply to join the register, visit www.anthonynolan.org or call 0303 303 0303.
• On average, 65 people a day in the UK are diagnosed with a blood cancer – that’s one person every 23 minutes.
• There are nearly 1,600 people in the UK in need of a bone marrow transplant. This is usually their last chance of survival.
• 70% of patients will not find a matching donor from within their families.
• 80% of donations take place via PBSC (peripheral blood stem cell collection). This is an outpatient appointment and is similar to donating blood.
• Most donors talk about how wonderful it is to have saved someone’s life.
• All new donors are welcome but young males and people from ethnic minority and mixed race backgrounds are underrepresented on the register.