Anthony Nolan – supporting people who have had a bone marrow/stem cell transplant return to work.

September is blood cancer awareness month. W2W is proud to support the amazing work of The Anthony Nolan Charity.

We wanted to share with you the work that they are doing to support people with blood cancers and blood disorders.

Anthony Nolan matches individuals who are willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow, with people in desperate need of lifesaving transplants.

For the charity, it all began in 1974. With her three-year-old son Anthony in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant, Shirley Nolan set up the world’s first register to match donors with people in desperate need. Now, they help three people each day find that lifesaving match.

As well as this fantastic work, they also offer other support for patients and families following transplantation. Their website is an excellent source of general information on blood cancers and treatments. Full details available here.

Anthony Nolan also provides resources for employees who are looking to return to work. This service is available through its website. Together with W2W, they also provide a service supporting patients with their return to work plans. Specialised nurses have vocational training and open sessions are held for patient groups on returning to work.

Contact Anthony Nolan for further information should you know someone who is going through treatment for blood cancers or stem cell transplantation. 


Working To Wellbeing (W2W) provides consultancy and intervention for health and wellbeing at work. We provide wellbeing and rehabilitation services, supporting employees with physical health, mental health and long term conditions, the three key causes of presenteeism and absence. We join the dots between the physical and mental health issues that cause and perpetuate poor health. Our specialist clinicians are highly trained to provide a truly integrated service that results in health behaviour change and optimum work capability.