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Strategy update: How we'll set the agenda on blood cancer research

27th May 2022

This is Blood Cancer

“This is Blood Cancer” is a programme produced by Blood Cancer UK and ITN Productions. It aims to shine a light on the disease and explore how together, we’re going to improve the lives of all people affected by blood cancer.

27th May 2022

Two presenters sit in a TV studio smiling at the camera, a screen shows the Blood Cancer UK logo

Our position on Evusheld

Since Evusheld was approved for use by MHRA, we’ve heard from the blood cancer community that one of their greatest concerns is the delay in its rollout across the UK. We wanted to address this directly and explain the work we’ve been doing.

13th May 2022

Covid vaccine bottles

One in 22 Covid deaths are in people with blood cancer

According to new data from the Office of National Statistics, 1 in every 22 people who died of Covid in England and Wales between January and March had blood cancer.

27th Apr 2022

A positive covid test

Our mission priorities: answering 4 key questions

An update on the work around our organisational strategy.

26th Apr 2022

We're funding 13 new research projects

Find out more about the latest blood cancer research projects that will receive £3 million pounds of funding from Blood Cancer UK

14th Apr 2022

Three scientists check over some results on a report in a lab, surrounded by equipment.

Our audiences: who should we be talking to?

As part of Blood Cancer UK's new organisational strategy, we looked at how we can define and develop our audiences so we can work towards our vision of beating blood cancer.

1st Apr 2022

Group of supporters at the Great North Run

What happens if I have blood cancer and test positive for covid?

We talked to six people with blood cancer about their experience of accessing new antiviral and antibody treatments after they tested positive for covid.

29th Mar 2022

A positive covid test

Just 46% of immunocompromised people have had booster jab

We're calling for urgent action after new data revealed just 45.5% of immunocompromised people in England have had a booster dose of the Covid vaccine.

28th Mar 2022

I can’t be a cancer patient. I am a mother!

Emily was diagnosed with blood cancer when her daughter was just 18 months old. Here, she reflects on the emotional impact of facing cancer as a mother. Eight years on, Emily is 'officially cured' and is enjoying precious time with her daughter.

24th Mar 2022

Emily and her daughter, Phoebe

Evusheld Covid antibody treatment - what you need to know

Find out more about the Covid antibody treatment Evusheld (formely AZD7442), which consists of two long-acting antibodies called tixagevumab and cilgavimab.

23rd Mar 2022

Injection and empty bottles

Stay updated with our organisational strategy

Hear regular updates on how our organisational strategy is going, including where we've got up to and how.

17th Mar 2022

What do we mean when we talk about beating blood cancer?

Our Chief Executive, Gemma Peters, is writing to update you on our organisational strategy. With the help of our community, we first looked at what we mean by beating blood cancer, and came up with an initial draft of a vision statement.

17th Mar 2022

Gemma Peters smiling (square dimensions)

Our response to Evusheld – a treatment to prevent Covid for the immunosuppressed

While we welcome the news of a new Covid treatment for immunosuppressed people – called Evusheld – we call for the Government to urgently set out its approach on how it will use preventative treatments for them.

17th Mar 2022

Injection and empty bottles

Why are people with blood cancer invited for a 5th vaccine dose (second booster)?

People with blood cancer are now being offered a second covid vaccine booster (a 5th vaccine dose). Here's why.

16th Mar 2022

I've got leukaemia and caught Covid two weeks ago

Stephen Pollard, Editor at large for the Jewish Chronicle, lives with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and has spent the last couple of years trying to avoid Covid. But two weeks ago, he tested positive. We asked him to write about his experience.

15th Mar 2022

Portrait photograph of Stephen Pollard

Shaun Leane opens his heart to us for Mother's Day

Today we're thrilled to announce our collaboration with eminent jewellery designer Shaun Leane, who will donate 10% of retail sales of his renowned Hook Heart bracelet towards blood cancer research.

11th Mar 2022

Shaun Leane's Hook Heart pendant

Pandemic may have long-lasting impact on blood cancer survival, warn MPs

A cross-party group of MPs is urging the government to ensure that blood cancer services are equipped to recover from the pandemic.

9th Mar 2022

A masked doctor studies a patients chart as he stands over her bed. A nurse also stands nearby.

How our blood cancer and Covid survey has led to change

We’re writing this to update you on what our recent survey on blood cancer and Covid found, what has happened since, and the impact it made.

1st Mar 2022

Picture of Covid priority test

“If you’re struggling to see the light, I want you to know that things do get better”

Charlotte was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at 23 years old. Here, she talks about the difficulties of getting a diagnosis, the side effects of treatment and what inspired her to launch a line of gifts and accessories in aid of Blood Cancer UK.

25th Feb 2022

Charlotte at dinner