Anthony Nolan

Pharmaceuticals & Science | Public Sector & Charity
About Anthony Nolan

Anthony Nolan saves the lives of people with blood cancer and blood disorders

Founded in 1974 as the world’s first stem cell register, we’re motivated by a mother’s determination to save her son, Anthony.

Over 45 years later, three people a day are now given a second chance of life, thanks to generous funders and an ever-growing stem cell register. Our charity is a lifesaving legacy. 


By recruiting potential donors, funding ground-breaking research, and providing the best post-transplant care from our clinical nurses, we can cure people’s blood cancer together.

Our vision

To save and improve the lives of everyone who needs a stem cell transplant.

This is our fundamental vision and, if you’ve known us a while, you’ll notice it hasn’t changed. That’s because our cause is as relevant now as it was 45 years ago when Shirley Nolan first started the charity to find a matching stem cell donor for her son, Anthony.

Our aims

  1. Together, we can provide outstanding services to patients and the clinical community
  2. Together, we can drive lifesaving research and turn it into action for patients
  3. Together, we can harness the collective power of our supporters to champion and enable our lifesaving work
  4. Together, we can be a stronger voice for patients to ensure they receive the best possible care
  5. Together, we can

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