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Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation

Improving lives through research and care

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Each year, around 3200 Australians are diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. Many more are diagnosed with autoimmune and blood diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and Aplastic Anaemia. Almost a quarter of those diagnosed will require a life saving bone marrow transplant.

We are the only charity in Australia dedicated to helping bone marrow transplant patients. We do this through funding medical research into bone marrow and stem cell therapies, providing support for patients and their carers and giving transplant healthcare staff access to further education and training opportunities.

How will these funds be used?

With your help, we can do more to: 

-          Support medical researchers and scientists investigating bone marrow and stem cell transplantation as a treatment for leukaemia and many other diseases. One of the researchers we support is currently using the latest technology to identify and develop biomarkers with a goal to better select transplant patients and improve post -tranplant outcomes.

-          Provide real, tangible assistance for patients including accommodation, help with the cost of groceries, paying utility bills and helpng with the cost of attending treatment centres for appointments.

We recently helped a single mother with two young children  - both were diagnosed with a rare genetic disease. With two very sick children she was forced to give up work and become a full time carer whilst her children went through the transplant process. We were able to help with paying the family's utility bills and providing funds for their weekly grocery needs. 

-          Ensure transplant nurses and other transplant healthcare staff are receiving best practice training and education through providing scholarships for further tertiary study and attendance at national and international transplant conferences.

Every year, transplant specialists from around the world come together to present new findings and innovative treatments at the European Society for Bone Marrow Transplant Annual Meeting. In 2019, there were 5640 particiants from 95 counties. We were able to fund two leading transplant nurses from Australia to attend this meeting in Germany and that knowledge has been shared with their many transplant colleagues in Australia.

 

Key Areas of Expenditure

Medical research 

Education

Patient support

Are donations tax deductible? Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.

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Contact Details

16 Leichhardt St
DARLINGHURST NSW, 2010

+61283822698

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.