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    Blood Cancer Charity
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    • 2 Heathgate Place, 75-87 Agincourt Road, London, London, NW3 2NU
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About Anthony Nolan

Anthony Nolan match incredible individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people with blood cancer and disorders who desperately need life-saving transplants.

Founded in 1974 by Shirley Nolan after her three-year old son Anthony was in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant. The organisation set up the world’s first register to match donors with people in desperate need.

Today, Anthony Nolan help three people each day find that lifesaving match. There are more than 600,000 potential donors on the register, giving hope to people in need of transplants.

The organisation also conducts world-class research into stem cell matching and transplants, so they can make sure every person in need gets the best possible treatment.

High profile supporters of the charity include Olivia Colman and Joanna Lumley.

Their head office is in London, led by Chief Executive Henny Braund.

What is it like to work for Anthony Nolan

The culture at Anthony Nolan is one of work-life balance and there is a supportive environment where any signs of stress can be openly discussed to work towards a resolution. Mindfulness sessions and resilience training are also provided to staff.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Staff are encouraged to take part in charitable activities for Anthony Nolan outside of their usual roles. This includes helping at stem cell donor recruitment events, acting as a courier transporting stem cells for transplants, and volunteering at fundraising events.
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My Company
The organisation reference their vision and values wherever possible in their internal communications. Henny leads the way with weekly emails to all staff and delivers speeches at staff briefings. They are currently focusing on further embedding this by showcasing examples of staff living the values in their day-to-day work.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

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  • Gym

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  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

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  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

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  • Male : Female:

    31% / 69%

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