At TLR we give hope to those with blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other diseases treatable with a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.

Our mission

To find the next generation of stem cell and bone marrow donors across Australia.

We focus our efforts on recruiting those aged 18 to 30 as research shows they are the ideal donors and give patients the best chance of a full recovery.

We fund

TLR recognises the incredible dedication nurses give to patients and their carers and encourage those wanting to further their education to specialise in caring for transplant patients

The Trace Richey Nursing Scholarships are awarded to nurses wanting to graduate with a Master in Cancer & Heamatology Nursing taught at the University of Sydney.

Bone Marrow Basics

We all have bone marrow. It’s the soft, spongy tissue found inside our bones.

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Getting Tested

The chances of you being a match, that perfect stranger, is actually pretty low.

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Who can donate?

Many countries around world have at least one stem cell or bone marrow registry.

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The Donation Process

The chances of you being able to donate to a brother or sister are only 25 percent.

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Trace Richey

We support

The TLR Foundation supports patients with The Trace Richey Patient Room in the new Haematology, Blood and Marrow Transplant ward in Sydney’s St Vincent’s hospital.

The state of the art room is specifically designed for patients needing a stem cell or bone marrow transplant. The room has been built with cutting edge technology to reduce the risk of infection, which giving the patient the privacy and dignity they deserve.

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Nursing Scholarships Awarded



Contact Us

Contact The TLR Foundation by phone or email about donating bone marrow/stem cells, nursing scholarships, fundraising or events.