Danny Keeling is 25 years old, and a Front Desk Agent at Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. Last year, after registering as an Anthony Nolan stem cell donor, Danny learned that he had been selected as a match for someone with blood cancer – and after donating, he was inspired to raise lifesaving funds for our cause with a series of Pride in London events.
Six years ago, Kim was donating stem cells to save the life of a complete stranger. On the anniversary of her amazing, lifesaving act, she got in touch with Anthony Nolan to share the story of her donation experience.
Mike has a more personal connection to our cause than most: in 2004, his father was diagnosed with cancer, and sadly passed away three years later.
Now he works as a biomedical scientist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals – and late last year, he was surprised to learn that he was a match for a patient with blood cancer in need of a transplant. Today, he’s sharing his story with us:
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’.