The inaugural meeting of the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation was held on 25th February 1987. We were incorporated as an association in NSW in May 1988 and as a company limited by guarantee in February 2009.
Arrow was originally established in 1987 to finance the Australasian Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient Registry (ABMTRR). The ABMTRR is a unit that collects, collates and distributes transplant patient data across 52 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand. The unit produces an annual report of consolidated data that is a vital reference source contributing hospitals, doctors, clinicians and other relevant persons in the field.
Over the past 30 years our work has expanded to include:
- Funding medical research into the cause, prevention, treatment and cure of diseases that can be treated by bone marrow transplant.
- Supporting patients and their families before, during and after bone marrow transplant treatment.
- Providing opportunities for registered nurses working in the field of haematology or bone marrow transplantation.
Arrow is governed by our board of directors. All our day-to-day administration is managed by two part-time staff: our Chief Executive Officer, Robyn Flood and our Communications Manager, Gloria Vincent.
Arrow has deductible gift recipient (DGR) status as issued by the ATO. Registered charity number: CFN 10184. ABN: 42 135 196 244.
Arrow receives no government funding so we rely on the kind support of our donors, fundraisers and members to continue our work.