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Leaving MS Behind

He’s a keen runner, practises one of the oldest surviving Japanese martial arts—Katori Shinto Ryu—and is driven by his curiosity for the immune system.   That drive has gained Kevin Hendrawan—a PhD candidate at St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical…

October 20, 2020
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Nurses are the glue that hold it altogether

“Nurses are the glue that holds it altogether. We are the doers, the hand-holders, the shoulders and the carers,” says Abby Fyfe, 2020 recipient of Arrow’s Trace Richey Scholarship. Arrow Director, Neil Pennock couldn’t agree more. “The nurses made such…

October 16, 2020
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Welcome Arrow CEO Richelle Koller

The Arrow Foundation would like to welcome Richelle Koller to our team! Richelle has recently taken over the reigns as CEO and Company Secretary following the retirement of Robyn Flood. Richelle comes to Arrow with a wealth of experience in…

October 1, 2020
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Care, warmth and love

“Care, warmth, and love” are three words that come to mind when young bone marrow transplant recipient Frank Li (pictured left) describes the sponsorship of Arrow’s grocery card initiative by Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA). And that is exactly what…

September 11, 2020
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Music to our patient’s ears

It is well known that significant numbers of post-transplant patients have reduced quality of life, such as tiredness from anxiety/stress, depression and insomnia. A number of non-drug based interventions to improve transplant patient’s well-being has been evaluated with varying degrees…

September 8, 2020
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Fond farewell after 15 years to Robyn Flood

After 15 years leading Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation, our CEO Robyn Flood, has chosen to retire. Chairman Mark O’Hara says “Robyn has been a fantastic ambassador for Arrow creating and maintaining relationships that are invaluable to Arrow’s programs. To…

September 1, 2020
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Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Research Funding

With the uncertain economic outlook due to COVID, never has it been more important for charities like Arrow to keep up the funding for medical research. We recently made a grant of $70,630 to Dr Tim Molloy, an outstanding researcher,…

August 24, 2020
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Travel support for Bone Marrow Transplant patients

For patients undergoing bone marrow transplants the costs associated with travel can be significant. Rosemary, a social worker on the frontline with patients, explains that “by the time they (patients) get to having a transplant, after a lengthy and usually…

August 14, 2020
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Temperature checks on the rise

In this current COVID environment, we have all become very familiar with regular temperature checks. However for bone marrow transplant patients it is particularly essential. Patients undergoing transplants and cancer treatment are immune compromised and particularly susceptible to infection. A spike…

August 7, 2020
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From the frontline: Life on a bone-marrow transplant ward during COVID-19

Introducing Amanda McLaughlin, a Clinical Nurse Consultant, Apheresis Department of Haematology/Bone Marrow Transplant at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre (a joint facility of St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research).  “The impact of COVID-19 has been enormous,”…

July 14, 2020
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Professor Geoffrey Driscoll Nursing Scholarship
July 13, 2020
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Blood Conference 2019

The Blood 2019 Conference hosts international speakers with expertise and knowledge in the field of haematology. Thanks to the Shaun Rosen Scholarship, nurses Ide Iwin and Mary Hayes from St Vincent’s Hospital were sponsored to attend the conference in Perth…

October 30, 2019
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