If you are unable to attend a
then you can join the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Register by
following a simple four stage postal process.
You must be aged 18 - 40 and in good
criteria can be found on the Anthony Nolan website.
Stage 1: Complete the
Application form and medical
Download the above leaflets: "Commit to
a Life Saving Procedure Now" and "Completing this Form could Save a
Life". by clicking on the
thumbnail images. These are both .pdf
files and need Adobe Acrobat or Reader to view them.
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Read the information leaflet carefully
to ensure that you understand what bone marrow/blood
stem cell donation could involve and whether you consider you could go
forward with such an undertaking. If you do wish to proceed, please fill
in the application form and return it to:
The Anthony Nolan Trust
P O Box 1767
On receipt of this form, they will check it to ensure that you qualify
medically to proceed and then will contact you again for Stage 2 of the
Stage 2 : Giving a blood
You will be sent a medical
blood testing kit which you can take to your local GP, health clinic or
hospital where a small sample of your blood will be taken - about 4ml.
This kit contains all that is
needed to enable a blood sample to be taken and returned securely by
post at no cost to yourself.
On no account attempt to
take the blood sample yourself.
The downloads below are
examples of what you will receive in the medical testing kit.
Click on each thumbnail image to enlarge.
Stage 3 : Testing your
The blood sample can be posted
to the Anthony Nolan laboratories, using the reply-paid packaging
provided. The sample will then be tested to establish your tissue type
and the results are stored on the Anthony Nolan database, which is
Stage 4 : Registration
as a potential bone marrow donor
As a new member of the Register
you will receive a registration card and postal confirmation of your
status as a potential life saver a few weeks after having provided your
You may be
found to be a match for a patient almost
immediately; other people wait many years before
being asked to donate - and some never are.
Every single person on the
Register is still making a wonderful commitment – to make themselves
available to support another person in need of a life saving transplant.
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