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It’s in giving that we receive

When Michael Quigley, a retired telecommunications engineer and CEO of NBN Co. for its first four years, re-joined the Arrow board – it was to take on a new challenge. After a successful 35-year career in the global telecommunications industry…

December 17, 2018
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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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When a carer becomes a life saving donor

Sarah Clarke was just 23 years old when diagnosed with grade 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1988. Diagnosed with Myelodysplasia just over a decade later, Sarah underwent a stem cell transplant at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, in 1999. Following her own…

October 23, 2017
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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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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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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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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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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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