Team Margot visits the Anthony Nolan Laboratories


The ebullient Ann O’Leary with Vicki and Auntie Nadia


THANK YOU to Ann, Richard and Anila at Anthony Nolan for your warm welcomes and for the tour around the fascinating Anthony Nolan Laboratories yesterday.

It’s always wonderful to meet people who are experts in a particular field; after twenty-something years working at Anthony Nolan, Anila is totally immersed in her craft and gave us a step by step account of what happens from initial receipt of the spit or blood samples to the tissue type records going onto the UK database of potential stem cell donors.

In the event, we had far too many questions and ran out of time ! We hope to re-visit for another tour soon.



Anthony Nolan is the worlds oldest stem cell registry – celebrating it’s fortieth birthday this year