a Cure

Cancer research

The Bone Marrow Cancer Research Trust funds life-saving and world-class cancer research through its annual grants programme.

One of the cornerstones of our vision ‘to cure and care’, has been the dedicated research grants we have provided for more than 30 years.

In 1990 the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust was formed, as the South Island Bone Marrow Transplant Trust, to fundraise for a bone marrow transplant unit at Christchurch Hospital, the first transplant unit of its kind in New Zealand. 

In 2004 we formed the Bone Marrow Cancer Research Trust, since then, we have funded research to enable better outcomes for patients.  This includes research into bone and related cancers, summer research projects for students and travel grants for scientists, clinicians, nurses, and laboratory staff to attend national and international scientific meetings.

The Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and Rānui House have been visited by world renowned transplant physicians, including Prof E Donnall Thomas, who received a Noble Prize for his work in developing bone marrow transplantation.

Without exception, they have declared the transplant and accommodation facilities to be the highest standard in comparison to similar facilities around the world. The Trust is proud of its achievements to date and will continue to actively support patients in need of this treatment from all areas of New Zealand.

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Your donation will help speed up the pace of medical research. Make a regular or one-off donation, donate to a specific area of research, or let us use your donation where it is most needed.