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Why Colleena treasures the gift of life

After successfully undergoing two bone marrow transplants for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) in 2003, Arrow Director Colleena Presnell has spent over a decade supporting patients with a Gift of Friendship. Colleena shares her inspirational story with John McNamee in Go55s….

March 12, 2018
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Paddling the Port Hacking River with Arrow Chairman Mark O’Hara

At Arrow’s 30th anniversary celebration last year Paul Seshold made a successful bid for a silent auction prize to spend the morning paddling around the Port Hacking River with Arrow Chairman Mark O’Hara. On Saturday 24 February, almost 4 years…

March 5, 2018
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HCC welcomes new President, Claire Shanahan

Longstanding HCC President Kent Heazlett stood down at the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic AGM on 15 February 2018 after 17 years of service. Claire Shanahan was elected President, Doug Rosser was elected Honorary Treasurer and Joy Carter as Honorary Secretary. Arrow…

February 19, 2018
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Where are they now?

It’s always interesting to hear what our past Arrow/HCC PhD Scholarships recipients are up to and we recently received an email from Dario Gerace letting us know that he has completed his PhD research at the University of Technology Sydney…

February 16, 2018
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Arrow nursing scholarship provides insight into 60 years of transplant

Annabel Horne, Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, was awarded the Sylvia Hartog Nursing Scholarship for the opportunity to attend the EBMT nurses meeting in Manchester UK in October 2017. The theme was 60 years of transplant…

February 16, 2018
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The Dave ‘Coke’ Wards Memorial does it again

Fundraising is fun, but the challenge is in maintaining momentum. The annual Dave ‘Coke’ Wards Memorial held in October each year is Arrow’s longest standing supporter, having raised funds for medical research and patient support since 1992. The surfing contest…

February 15, 2018
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Meet Kent Heazlett, HCC President and Paddler

Being a small charity that receives no government funding, Arrow relies on its supporters to achieve better outcomes for bone marrow transplant patients. We are pleased to introduce a series of interviews with Arrow supporters – starting with Kent Heazlett…

February 13, 2018
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Clinical trial gives new hope to patients without matched donors

In 2016, Arrow provided a grant of $100,000 to a clinical trial offering hope to transplant patients without a matched donor. The trial started with patients at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and has now grown to include three more hospitals…

February 12, 2018
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Arrow grant helps in developing new therapies and diagnostic tests

Written by Dr. Tim Molloy (senior researcher) The Blood, Stem Cell, and Cancer Research (BSSCR) laboratory is a multidisciplinary research group consisting of clinicians, postdoctoral scientists, and students situated within the Department of Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation of St…

February 12, 2018
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Hawkesbury Canoe Classic (HCC) raises $140,000!

The 41st Classic held in October last year raised a huge $140,000 to fund medical research. Funds raised will allow Arrow to continue its funding of a research scientist at the Blood Stem Cell and Cancer Unit at St Vincent’s…

February 12, 2018
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ABMTRR releases 25 years of Registry data

This year the Australasian Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient Registry (ABMTRR) marks 25 years and has included an extra section in its Annual Data Summary showing transplant trends from 1992 to 2016. There were 2,174 registered transplants in Australia and New…

February 1, 2018
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Arrow supporters raise over $20,000 at the City2Surf

Dave Eden, Arrow Treasurer and Executive Director since 1995, and his family (pictured) achieved a tremendous result at this year’s City2Surf, having raised over $17,000 for Arrow! We are sincerely grateful to the Eden family for their longstanding support. A…

October 23, 2017
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