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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
Primary Myelofybrosis patient Emma and her family

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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
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    Success for Arrow at BLOOD 2022

    We attended the BLOOD conference 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 and scientists, and gave us the opportunity to reconnect with…

    September 2, 2022
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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
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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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    In memory of Pamela Neate

    Previous Arrow Board member and volunteer, Pamela Neate, sadly passed away in July 2021. Pam was a true supporter of Arrow becoming involved with the organisation after her own son Greg was diagnosed with leukaemia and received a bone marrow…

    August 22, 2022
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    Update on Phoebe & Caitlin, two of our nursing scholarship recipients

    Caitlin Mulcahy has been busy lately juggling a hectic worklife, studying and getting married! As a recipient of Arrow’s Professor Geoffrey Driscoll nursing scholarship, Caitlin has recently completed her Graduate Certificate of Cancer Nursing. A thirst for knowledge and a…

    August 20, 2022
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    GAMBIT medical research program

    The GAMBIT medical research program being undertaken by the Blood Stem Cell and Cancer Research Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, is the largest study of it’s kind.  A population-based study of blood mutations in Australian adults GAMBIT researches the…

    August 19, 2022
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    Liverpool Catholic Club supporting medical research for over six years.

    Thank you to long term supporters Liverpool Catholic Club who have donated an amazing $70,000 to the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation. Liverpool Catholic Club have been supporting Arrow for over six years. This recent donation brings their total contribution…

    August 10, 2022
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    James Kirby Foundation grant of $10,000

    Thanks to the James Kirby Foundation for their grant of $10,000 to our patient support program. This grant will be used to help bone marrow and stem cell patients with emergency funding whilst they are receiving their transplant. Covering such…

    June 17, 2022
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    Map the way: New cannula machine donated to St Vincent’s Hospital

    Arrow has donated a cannula machine to St Vincent’s Hospital to reduce the stress and anxiety of receiving a cannulation. This new ultrasound machine helps nurses find a patient’s vein and get the intravenous cannula in on the first go. …

    June 10, 2022
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    Tender Loving Chair

    Patients at St Vincent’s Hospital will enjoy greater comfort thanks to Arrow’s donation of a brand new tender loving chair. This specialised care chair for patients on the haematology and bone marrow transplant (BMT) ward has electronically adjustable height, back…

    June 3, 2022
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    Meet Danielle Lian, recipient of the Professor Driscoll Scholarship for nursing

    Congratulations to Danielle Lian, the latest recipient of the Arrow Graduate Certificate of Cancer Nursing scholarship.  Described as a future leader in cancer care, Danielle works at the day oncology and infusion centre at Cabrini Malvern Victoria. Danielle’s nurse manager…

    May 5, 2022
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