A record total of 253, 930 people entered the ballot for the 2017 London Marathon, alone…and this number increases year-on-year. So if you’re one of those brave people who’ve decided to run your first marathon, then read on.
As part of this year’s World Cancer Day awareness-raising, we travelled to Parliament alongside six other charities, to talk to MPs about our lifesaving work.
Cassie from the Anthony Nolan Policy & Public Affairs team shares the story of the day.
On Tuesday night, there was an important debate in parliament about access to stem cell transplants. In this blog, our Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Amelia Chong, explains what happened and talks about making the patient voice heard.
In 1984, Sara Davies was asked to donate her stem cells to a complete stranger – Catherine Naylor. It was a historic moment, because it was the first time anyone had attempted to treat Catherine’s illness (chronic myeloid leukaemia) with a stem cell transplant.
More than 30 years on, Sara’s daughter Kate is doing something incredible; raising lifesaving funds for Anthony Nolan. Here, she kindly shares the amazing inter-generational story:
Will was 25 years old when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). He has one sibling, George, who turned out to be a 10/10 match for him – and so Will was able to have a sibling transplant.
Billie in the Patient Services Team spoke to each of them to learn more about how they found the experience.
Illnesses and diseases have been with humans since the dawn of time. But sometimes – with good medicine, and research – we’ve been able to prevent illnesses from spreading too far or affecting too many lives. Find out more in our handy graphic: