How it all began Back in 2009, I’d found myself feeling a bit lost. I’d been working at the same place for six years straight out of university, and although I liked my job, something just didn’t feel right. It was a normal day at work when I came across a poster saying something like…
Luke joined the Anthony Nolan stem cell register in 2013 after loosing his uncle to multiple myeloma. Few years later he became a donor himself. Here is his story: How it all started… I joined the Anthony Nolan register back in 2013, at a Lincoln Marrow ‘Give a Spit’ event. This was not my…
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’.
When she was still only three years old, Beth was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. After a series of relapses, she was told that she’d need a stem cell transplant to give her any chance of life.
In today’s blog, she tells her amazing story – and why she’s supporting Anthony Nolan this World Cancer Day.
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.