This year Blood Cancer Awareness Month is going global
In September 2021, for the first time ever, we’re joining forces with other blood cancer charities around the world to say with one voice: This Is Blood Cancer
We're proud to be partnering with four charities from across the globe, Leukaemia Foundation (AUS), Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (NZ),Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (US), and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (CAN).
It's important that we spread the word about blood cancer, because more than one million people are diagnosed with blood cancer each year, while around 700,000 people die from the disease in that time.
Leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and MDS are all types of blood cancer – in fact there are more than 100 different types. Yet we've recently found that more than half of people in the UK can't name a single symptom.
Our chief executive, Gemma Peters said: “This Blood Cancer Awareness Month, for the first time ever we’re taking our blood cancer message global, and it’s an honour to stand shoulder to shoulder with these amazing charities who share our goal.
“We know more than more than a million people are diagnosed with blood cancer around the world every year – yet there is still relatively low awareness of what it is, what signs and symptoms to look out for, and what steps people can take to help us beat it.
“We need to change this, so that people across the world understand that “this is blood cancer”.
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