Sarah Dyce, 34, from South London is stepping up her marathon training as she prepares to run to raise money for Anthony Nolan.
In 2013, Nilush’s acute myeloid leukaemia returned – and he was told he’d need a stem cell transplant to have any chance of life. After several adult donors dropped out at the last minute, he was told he’d need a cord blood transplant.
From 2013 to 2015, Nicki worked for Anthony Nolan as a Logistics Administrator at our Cell Therapy Centre in Nottingham.
In this blog, she reflects upon her very personal reasons for working with us – and the story of her son Archie, who had a stem cell transplant himself.
Our research team is always taking on groundbreaking new initiatives to improve transplantation and quality of life for patients.
And that’s why we asked one of our PhD-student researchers, Vikesh Devlia, to write about his new study of how long it takes the immune system to regenerate in patients who’ve had a cord blood transplant.
Following last week’s meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Stem Cell Transplantation, co-chair David Burrowes MP made the case for more medical research to unlock the lifesaving potential of umbilical cord blood.
This guest blog sets out his thinking.
For people who can’t find a suitable adult donor, sometimes it’s possible to have a cord blood transplant.
Cord blood is blood taken from a baby’s umbilical cord after birth and is a rich source of stem cells. At Anthony Nolan, we collect cord blood at hospitals around the UK.