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Anthony Nolan bone marrow appeal February 2014
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Anthony Nolan in hospital

Anthony Nolan has been chosen as the Virgin London Marathon Charity of the Year for 2014, and this week's News & Mail takes a look back at how it all began and the pioneering work and research carried out since.

Little Anthony was just seven years old when he died, after being born with a rare condition called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome for which the only cure was a bone marrow transplant.

His mother took action when none of his family came up as a match, and the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Register was subsequently established 40 years ago at Westminster Children’s Hospital.

To read more about the history, present and future of the charity, pick up a copy of this week's News & Mail, out now.

 
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