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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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    Enhancing patient care through the Professor Geoffrey Driscoll Scholarship for Haematology and Related Nursing

    Written by Mrs. Jan Driscoll. Professor Geoffrey Driscoll OAM, born 13 March 1947, died at St Vincent’s Hospital on 5 October 2016. Having been immobilised by polio for three years as a young boy, he was no stranger to illness,…

    October 23, 2017
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    Personal Stories
    Reflections from Arrow’s small beginnings

    By Meredith Ashby (now known as Merri Sheppard) – Arrow’s first Honorary Secretary. Each year, a Christmas party was held for bone marrow patients and the staff at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. Bone marrow transplants were still in their infancy…

    October 23, 2017
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    New transplant ward fundraising target achieved!

    We are excited to report that with your help, Arrow has raised the $300,000 needed to fund a room in the new bone marrow transplant ward at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. Fundraising kicked off with an appeal letter in June…

    October 23, 2017
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    Arrow marks 30 special years with a new look

      For 30 years, Arrow has assisted patients and carers through a range of vital support services, and contributed to many promising medical research projects – and we are pleased to mark this special milestone with the introduction of Arrow’s…

    October 23, 2017
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    Personal Stories
    Colleena’s Gift of Friendship

    His name was Mischa, a Romanian Gypsy Prince, he assured us. He played the piano like no one I had ever heard before. Skipping from one piece to another, whether classical or musical theatre, he knew every musical score ever…

    July 12, 2017
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    Past Events
    Events wrap up for 2017

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    July 11, 2017
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    Personal Stories
    From Transplant to Twins!

    An extract from the speech that Julie Soon gave at the Allan Frenkel Foundation’s 16th annual fundraising dinner party on the 20th June, 2015. Julie is a mother of twin boys, a corporate lawyer, an Arrow director and a past…

    June 23, 2017
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    Personal Stories
    Serina Dosen’s story

    In August 2002, at the age of 29, Serina Dosen discovered that her flu like symptoms were actually Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML), a life threatening blood cancer that strikes around 900 Australians each year. Today, twelve years after receiving her…

    June 23, 2017
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    Personal Stories
    The Balfour family

    “If my daddy didn’t have a BMT he would never have known me, and I would never have known him”. On 26 June 2007, my husband, Mark, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), he was 37 years old and…

    June 23, 2017
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    Personal Stories
    Life Cycling

    The complications changed my hope to ride the Col du Tourmalet in 2013 so the ride is on 23rd June this year. Initially the ride was going to be my recovery celebration. It soon changed; Life Cycling was born and…

    June 23, 2017
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    Personal Stories
    Paul Seshold and Life Cycling

    In February 2012, I started getting difficulties. Nothing terribly sinister: tiredness from time to time, mouth ulcers and then the most painful thing of all for a keen cyclist – a boil on the backside. Finally in late March I…

    June 23, 2017
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