Stem cell transplant or bone marrow transplant. What’s the difference?

You’ve probably heard some people say that they’re having a bone marrow transplant and others say they’re having a stem cell transplant, but what’s the difference between those two things? Let’s start with a few definitions. Bone marrow Bone marrow is a spongy…

February 28, 2024
nurse Lauren Buckland with an apheresis machine collecting bone marrow or stem cells for stem cell transplant

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Arrow PhD Scholarship recipient Dr Adam Bryant pictured here in a research lab when he was a PhD candidate.
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Where are they now? We catch up with past Arrow PhD Scholarship recipient Dr Adam Bryant

Since we last met Adam Bryant in 2008, he has come full circle in both his career and his travels of the world. We start at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney It was in 2008 that Adam was awarded an Arrow…

November 1, 2023
Des Kitson talks with Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation about the role of a positive attitude
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Today of all days. (The role of a positive mindset.)

“Today of all days, Jen.” It had taken quite a bit of to-and-fro to arrange a time to speak with Des. He’s a busy man: playing golf, catching up with friends, enjoying concerts, and back in full time work after…

October 17, 2023
ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation poster detailing main prize of a car
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ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation Raffle: Win a car!

ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation Raffle: WIN A CAR! Buy a raffle ticket for just $20 in the ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation Raffle, and you could win a car valued at over $26,000!!! There is also a MacBook Air valued at…

October 10, 2023
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It takes a village: Cross-disciplinary collaboration is key in supporting BMT patients.

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” — Ryunosuke Satoro Cross-disciplinary collaboration was a highlight of the recent Australia and New Zealand Transplant & Cellular Therapies (ANZTCT) inaugural Scientific Meeting in Manly. What an amazing few days…

September 27, 2023
Bone marrow failure syndrome support. Logo for Blake's Army showing a fist painted in camouflage pattern on dark background with the words Blake's Army underneath. Blake's Army is a charity for bone marrow failure
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An army of support for bone marrow failure patients

Bone marrow failure syndromes (BMFS) are rare and complex syndromes where the body fails to make sufficient blood cells, leading to many significant disruptions to health. People with BMFS — and they’re usually children or young adults — are often…

September 21, 2023
Serafina Levak from St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney will attend BLOOD 2023 in Melbourne thanks to the Arrow Shaun Rosen Nurse Scholarship
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Blood 2023: the Shaun Rosen Nurse Scholarship is helping Serafina attend.

After attending BLOOD  (the scientific meeting of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion, and the Thrombosis and Haemostasis Society of Australian and New Zealand) last year, we know just how valuable…

September 20, 2023
Ritchies IGA poster nominating Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation as preferred charity to help put food on the table of BMT patients across the country
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Putting food on your table helps us put food on theirs

Thanks to RITCHIES IGA, the simple act of putting food on your own table can help us put food on the table of families going through bone marrow transplants. Bone marrow transplants are grueling, and often require many months in…

September 18, 2023
Lymphoma Awareness Day: Suzie Flynn and Stacey Koschel from St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney attending the Lymphoma Australia Conference in Brisbane, 2023.
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Lymphoma Awareness Day

September 15th is Lymphoma Awareness Day. Earlier this year we awarded funding through the Shaun Rosen Scholarship to Stacey Koschel and Suzie Flynn from St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney to attend the Lymphoma Australia Health Professional Conference on the Gold…

September 15, 2023
Babita Khanal, myeloma nurse, pictured at the nurses station at work. Babita will attend the International Myeloma Society 20th Annual meeting in Greece thanks to the Shaun Rosen Scholarship through Arrow
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Myeloma nurse Babita Khanal receives the Shaun Rosen Scholarship

Myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer, is the most common reason for people needing an autologous bone marrow transplant, so we were pleased to receive an application for the Arrow Shaun Rosen Award from Haematology Cancer Care Coordinator /…

September 14, 2023
Liverpool Catholic Club makes a generous donation to support Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation. Kags Garrard and Richelle Koller of Arrow pictured with members of the LCC
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Another generous donation from the Liverpool Catholic Club!

Thank you to the Liverpool Catholic club! Here at Arrow, we look forward to the day when bone marrow transplants (BMT) are a thing of the past. Until then we will continue to fund promising medical research in BMT related…

September 9, 2023
Advances in haploidentical transplant research. Pictured here are vials of blood in a lab, some with red lids some with lilac coloured lids
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Youer than You: we love to be individuals! We all like to think of ourselves as unique, as being a “one off”. Even Dr Seuss celebrated our individuality in his famous line “There is no one alive who is youer…

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Richelle Koller CEO (left most in front row) with Arrow Supporters at the ASX Charity Race Day 2023
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Charity Race Day with ASX Refinitiv

This month we attended the ASX Refinitiv ‘Racing for Good’ Charity Race Day at Randwick Racecourse. This is the first of several fundraising events the ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation is hosting that will benefit Arrow. These events will raise over…

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