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  • Hi everyone, I thought you'd be interested to see this clip from ITV this morning of Lisa talking about meeting her donor Neil. http://www.itv.com/lorraine/hot-topics/meeting-my-donor Their full story will be featured tomorrow evening Tuesday 17th Feb on The Gift (BBC One) at 9pm. We're all going to be tuning in - it…
  • Hi Rob, It's Amy here from Anthony Nolan. Thanks for your post. It looks like we don't have many active members at the moment who have had a transplant in Oxford. There are some things that you might want to consider when looking at a transplant centre. One of those things is proximity to your home because people might…
  • Hi everyone, There's a really interesting article on the guardian website about a day in the life of Hayley, who is an Anthony Nolan post transplant nurse specialists. http://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2015/jan/23/cancer-treatment-affects-quality-life?CMP=share_btn_tw She told us, 'The way I see it, we have a…
  • Hi everyone, Anthony Nolan has new website information for people supporting someone during a transplant. It's designed for partners and family members of adults having a BMT and includes information about common feelings, what to expect and what helps. We produced it with partners and family members as well as…
  • That makes perfect sense. It's important to only take on what you have the time and energy for at the moment. You could always get back in touch and get more involved in the future when you feel able to. In the meantime, you could also look on this volunteer search website to see if there are local opportunities which suit…
  • Hello, Great to hear you'd like to be involved - the Friends groups are volunteer-led and a great way to meet local supporters of Anthony Nolan and get involved in fundraising. I've checked in with our community fundraising team about this as they help support the Friends Groups. Kent Friends of Anthony Nolan is still a…
  • Merry Christmas, Steve! Hope you have a good day :) Amy
  • Fantastic news, congratulations! I hope you and your husband have a wonderful day!
  • Back to work survey Hi everyone, We want to know how we can support you in getting back to work after your transplant, so we're doing a survey to find out more about your experiences. It's doesn't matter if you're currently working or not. It will take about 10 to 20 minutes and will help us make sure we develop the best…
  • Thanks Peter! It's brilliant to have lots of active users on the community sharing experiences and supporting each other. We've now had around 18,000 page views since the forum started!
  • Hi Kelly, My name’s Amy and I work in the patient team at Anthony Nolan. This is a really good question and it’s one that lots of people come to us and ask about. I thought it would be useful to give you some general information about the donor searching process and what happens behind the scenes, as Peter correctly puts…
  • Hi Peter, We're so sorry to hear that you've had such a tough week. It sounds like you got to the hospital quickly and they were very helpful at the Christie. We're glad you're now back at home and hope you have a peaceful weekend. Amy
  • Hi everyone, Just to let you know, our next patient and family enewsletter contains an interview with our post-transplant nurse specialist about dealing with infections after transplant. I'll post it on here when it's up and you can sign up to receive the enewsletter here: http://bit.ly/ANpatientenewsletter Amy
  • Hello, We saw this really ineteresting article on the BBC today about a new study on memory and concentration amongst 16 to 50 year old cancer patients. The preliminary results of this new research are out later this week and seem to confirm the link between memory loss, concentration problems, and treatment for cancer.…
  • Hello, It's really interesting and insightful to read your story about your cord blood transplant. Cord transplants are being used more and more as an alternative to adult donors. It's good to hear that you are doing well now despite the Kidney issue and GvHD. Amy
  • Hi everyone, This is a really useful discussion for us at Anthony Nolan. Developing resources about talking to your family about your diagnosis and transplant is one of the things that we hope to be looking in to. Is this something that you would find useful? If you aren’t on our patient panel and would like to help us…
  • Hi Peter, I'm glad you enjoyed Johnny and Sean's story - lots of people went to our website to register as a donor after seeing it, which is fantastic news. As Sean said, he didn't realise how something as simple as donating could make such a big difference. It's really great to hear about your experience - I think a lot…