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The new Haematology, Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit is up and running

Arrow Chairman, Mark O’Hara, and CEO Robyn Flood attended the official opening of the St Vincent’s Haematology, Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit on behalf of the many Arrow supporters who helped Arrow raise the $300,000 needed to fund a room…

September 20, 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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Arrow supporter wins fashions on the field

Arrow was one of the charities supported at Australia’s biggest charity race day – the ASX Thompson Reuters 2017 Charity Horse Racing Day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in August. Arrow supporter, Pam Spurr (left), won the fashions on the field…

October 23, 2017
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An unforgettable Weekend in the Country at Mudgee

Arrow Director, Colleena Presnell, did it again – having organised another exceptional Weekend in the Country fundraiser at Mudgee in September. As well as raising over $10,000 for Arrow, the event achieved nationwide awareness of Arrow via Sky Racing Television’s…

October 23, 2017
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Arrow funds a literature review

Nurses and dietitians caring for people post-transplant have noted in their clinical work that despite the current management, patients who receive autologous and allogeneic bone marrow transplants (BMT) are still reporting nausea and vomiting for prolonged periods of time. It…

October 23, 2017
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Arrow to reach more PhD scholarship students in partnership with the National Health and Medical Research Council

Post graduate students can now apply for Arrow/HCC PhD scholarships through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC). The new partnership allows Arrow to reach all PhD students nationally, and provides opportunities for applicants to select the organisations that…

October 23, 2017
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