19 Jul 2022
Anthony Nolan is a UK charity with international reach. They work with hospitals and donor registries around the world to find matching donors for patients, wherever they are. They make lifesaving connections between people with blood disorders and incredible people ready to donate their stem cells.
Every day, they help three people find their lifesaving match.
Since the register was created it’s been responsible for over 20,000 transplants and has saved thousands of lives.
For someone with blood cancer or a blood disorder, a stem cell transplant can be their very last chance of survival. Anthony Nolan gives that person, their family, and their friends, that final chance of life.
At the time, Anthony Nolan knew that people in need of a transplant are diverse, and they were striving to achieve the same breadth and scale of diversity across their donor population to give every person, regardless of their age or ethnicity, an equal chance of finding a lifesaving stem cell donor from our magnificent volunteer donor pool.
In September 2021 we partnered with Anthony Nolan to assist them in recruiting three new trustees.
As well as a passion for the work Anthony Nolan do, we were required to find contempory skills sets covering Fundraising experience, Media / communication / public relations skills; Life Sciences industry experience; Innovative engagement mediums, such as social media platforms; Knowledge of the workings of the NHS and/or blood cancers and/or stem cell transplantation (this could include being a patient or a stem cell donor in this area) and; Experience of working with patients, medical professionals and/or volunteers
In January 2022 three exceptional individuals with expertise across all of these areas were appointed, two were cis females, two were ethnically diverse individuals and one under 35yrs.