Every 14 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with blood cancer such as leukaemia. For many, a blood stem cell transplant is their only chance of life but finding a donor is far from easy for many and a transplant is no soft option or miracle cure. Only half of those that undergo a transplant survive beyond five years and even successful transplants come with years of treatment and challenging times for patients and their families.
For over 2,300 people each year who need transplant, Anthony Nolan gives real hope for the future. The charity works with partners across the country and around the world on developing its donor register to help more people find a better match; they invest in ground-breaking research to reduce the need for transplants and improve their success; and explore new ways to support patients and their families on their long and difficult journey from diagnosis to recovery. But they still cannot help everyone who needs it and every year 700 people lose their battle without finding a match. This needs to stop.
Anthony Nolan invests in three areas: Register, Research, and Recovery. Combining cutting-edge research with better care and an ever-expanding group of stem cell donors willing to step up if called saves more lives and makes a positive and lasting difference to thousands of families everywhere.