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National nursing scholarship update

Professor Geoffrey Driscoll Nursing Scholarship for Haematology and Related Nursing Thank you to Mrs Jan Driscoll and family, for their ongoing commitment to supporting transplant nurses wishing to enhance their nursing skills through further education. The following transplant nurses have…

September 30, 2019
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Allan Frenkel Foundation celebrates 20-year milestone

A year after losing Allan to Acute Lymphatic Leukaemia, his family hosted a dinner to raise funds for teens with cancer, with a focus on patient support. The Allan Frenkel Foundation has since held a fundraising dinner in Allan’s memory…

May 11, 2018
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Latest Arrow/HCC achievements in research

Arrow/HCC Research Scientist 2017 report In 2017 Dr Melinda Tursky continued her research in targeting genes which drive the progression from normal to cancerous blood cells in the Blood Stem Cell and Cancer Research Programme, St Vincent’s Centre for Applied…

April 30, 2018
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Chinese banquet hosted by Sydney Executive and Business Association (SEBA) raises $22,000 for Arrow

Having lost his wife Karen to leukaemia, SEBA President Greg Bugden selected Arrow as the recipient of funds from this year’s annual fundraising dinner at the Marigold Restaurant in Haymarket, and what a night it was. Julie Soon shared her…

April 18, 2018
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Why Colleena treasures the gift of life

After successfully undergoing two bone marrow transplants for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) in 2003, Arrow Director Colleena Presnell has spent over a decade supporting patients with a Gift of Friendship. Colleena shares her inspirational story with John McNamee in Go55s….

March 12, 2018
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Paddling the Port Hacking River with Arrow Chairman Mark O’Hara

At Arrow’s 30th anniversary celebration last year Paul Seshold made a successful bid for a silent auction prize to spend the morning paddling around the Port Hacking River with Arrow Chairman Mark O’Hara. On Saturday 24 February, almost 4 years…

March 5, 2018
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HCC welcomes new President, Claire Shanahan

Longstanding HCC President Kent Heazlett stood down at the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic AGM on 15 February 2018 after 17 years of service. Claire Shanahan was elected President, Doug Rosser was elected Honorary Treasurer and Joy Carter as Honorary Secretary. Arrow…

February 19, 2018
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Where are they now?

It’s always interesting to hear what our past Arrow/HCC PhD Scholarships recipients are up to and we recently received an email from Dario Gerace letting us know that he has completed his PhD research at the University of Technology Sydney…

February 16, 2018
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Arrow nursing scholarship provides insight into 60 years of transplant

Annabel Horne, Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, was awarded the Sylvia Hartog Nursing Scholarship for the opportunity to attend the EBMT nurses meeting in Manchester UK in October 2017. The theme was 60 years of transplant…

February 16, 2018
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The Dave ‘Coke’ Wards Memorial does it again

Fundraising is fun, but the challenge is in maintaining momentum. The annual Dave ‘Coke’ Wards Memorial held in October each year is Arrow’s longest standing supporter, having raised funds for medical research and patient support since 1992. The surfing contest…

February 15, 2018
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Meet Kent Heazlett, HCC President and Paddler

Being a small charity that receives no government funding, Arrow relies on its supporters to achieve better outcomes for bone marrow transplant patients. We are pleased to introduce a series of interviews with Arrow supporters – starting with Kent Heazlett…

February 13, 2018
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Clinical trial gives new hope to patients without matched donors

In 2016, Arrow provided a grant of $100,000 to a clinical trial offering hope to transplant patients without a matched donor. The trial started with patients at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and has now grown to include three more hospitals…

February 12, 2018
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