Sarah Dyce, 34, from South London is stepping up her marathon training as she prepares to run to raise money for Anthony Nolan.
Norman Grimes became one of the first people in the world to successfully donate bone marrow when he saved the life of aplastic anaemia patient Joanna Ciruk in 1981.
Now Norman, of Gravesend in Kent, is preparing to run his ninth marathon to raise money for Anthony Nolan.
In 2004, Anthony Nolan found a stem cell donor for businessman Eric Evans – in the form of Axel Drewes, a young man living in Germany, who’d signed up to the DKMS register.
Eric would go on to need another two stem cell transplants from Axel over the next decade. Over time, a remarkable friendship grew between the two men; one that’s chronicled in Eric’s upcoming autobiography, ‘Diamonds for Rice’.
In late 2015, Luke donated his stem cells to give a complete stranger the chance of life.
In today’s blog, he talks about his experiences of donating – and explains why he’s supporting Anthony Nolan this World Cancer Day.
In 2012, Steve had a stem cell transplant to treat his myeloma. Three years later, to celebrate World Marrow Donor Day, he had a chance to meet his lifesaving donor, Tom.
In today’s blog, Steve tells us the entire amazing story.
Last year, Karen received a call from the British Bone Marrow Registry, letting her know that she was a match for a patient with blood cancer. There was just one problem – she had a serious phobia when it came to blood.
In her funny and inspiring blog, she talks about her experiences of stem cell donation, the support she received from Anthony Nolan, and why it’s so important to sign up as a donor.