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World Transplant Games in Perth 2023

Making a splash 38-years post bone marrow transplantation Camaraderie, commitment and courage are three words that come to Lisa Cuthbertson’s mind when she talks about the World Transplant Games, recently held in Perth, Western Australia, 15-21 April 2023.   “Camaraderie…

May 26, 2023
Lisa Cuthbertson and her sister holding the Australian flag at the World Transplant Games in Perth 2023

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Arrow Trace Richey nursing scholarship recipient Abby Fyfe
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Congratulations to nursing scholarship recipient Abby Fyfe!

We are thrilled to announce that Arrow Nursing Scholarship recipient Abby Fyfe recently completed her Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing through the University of Sydney with a distinction average. Well done, Abby! Abby, who was awarded the Arrow Trace…

February 1, 2023
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Patient support program doubles this year with support from the Liverpool Catholic Club

Our attendance at the recent BLOOD Conference was a runaway success. How do we know? Because since then, we have built new relationships with many social workers across several new hospitals, and the number of families who have asked us…

January 23, 2023
nursing scholarship recipient Townsville Nurse Lauren Buckland
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Scholarships for nurses: the Professor Geoffrey Driscoll nursing scholarship goes to Townsville!

Each year Arrow offers scholarships for nurses to further their education in the field of bone marrow transplant patient care. We are thrilled to announce the latest recipient of the Professor Geoffrey Driscoll Nursing Scholarship: Lauren Buckland from Townsville Hospital….

December 17, 2022
Wennie van Lint paddling for bone marrow transplant research
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Paddling for bone marrow transplant research

High Achiever.  That’s an apt description for Wennie van Lint. He has been an academic (Head of Department, no less), has had a football career including a couple of games with South Melbourne (now known as Sydney Swans) and is…

December 8, 2022
The Sydney Leukathon team 2022
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Leukathon 2022 funding BMT research

“It’s what mates do.” That’s what Cameron Haynes says of his involvement in the Leukathon, a gruelling long-distance challenge that raises funds for bone marrow transplant (BMT) research. “We were reeling from the news about Luke, and we wanted to…

November 29, 2022
Primary Myelofybrosis patient Emma and her family
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Living with Primary Myelofibrosis – A conversation with Emma

It was soon after the birth of her second child that Emma’s unusually high platelet count was noticed for the first time, and just 2 months later she was told she had Essential Thrombocythemia, usually diagnosed in people much older…

November 23, 2022
Mark O"Hara and his family at the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, all wearing matching white team shirts
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Thank you to outgoing Chair of Arrow Mark O’Hara

Arrow’s Board met for our Annual General Meeting last Friday evening. We took the opportunity to thank outgoing Chair Mark O’Hara for his many years of service to Arrow.  Mark joined the Arrow Board in 2004 after losing his good…

November 21, 2022
Paediatric cancer patient lying in hospital bed with nasal tube and blood pressure cuff
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Not your boring everyday snail mail – Thank you card from a paediatric bone marrow transplant recipient

Bills. Rates notices. Junk mail. That’s the kind of mail we all deal with every day. This, though. THIS is not your everyday kind of mail, and it’s the kind of mail we love here at Arrow. This is the…

October 28, 2022
Richelle Koller, Carol Kavurma and the team from Look Good Feel Better Australia who offer support for chemotherapy patients
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Support for chemotherapy patients — the Tracey Scone Wig library spreads its wings

Losing your hair is one of the most common worries for people facing chemotherapy treatment. The Tracey Scone Wig Library has been a long time support for chemotherapy patients, but the lock-downs during the worst of the COVID pandemic saw…

October 25, 2022
Richelle Koller CEO of Arrow standing in front of the BLOOD 2022 conference banner
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Success for Arrow at BLOOD 2022

We attended the BLOOD conference (organised by HSANZ, the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand) for the first time this year, and it was a great success for Arrow! The conference in Sydney was attended by over 1000 clinicians, nurses…

September 2, 2022
Arrow's finance and administration assistant Janna Gibbs
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Introducing our newest team member, Janna Gibbs

Welcome Janna Gibbs to the Arrow team! Janna will be managing our patient support requests and taking care of our finance and administration. We look forward to introducing you more to Janna soon. 

August 26, 2022
Research Scientist Kristy Wang taking micrscopy images of leukaemic cells grown in the lab and used for therpeutic testing
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Promising new drug treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

A new drug treatment has been discovered by the team at St Vincent’s Hospital to help cure Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). Acute Myeloid Leukaemia unfortunately has the highest mortality rate of any blood cancer and affects 1,000 Australians every year. …

August 25, 2022
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