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We're calling on the Government to postpone lifting restrictions on June 21
We've joined with Kidney Care UK to call on the Government in England to postpone plans to lift all Covid restrictions on June 21, to help protect the 500,000 immunocompromised people in the UK.
11th Jun 2021
Announcement: We're funding NINE research projects across multiple blood cancers
We're excited to announce funding for new blood cancer research projects taking place across the UK. Below we reveal a little about each project, and how they'll benefit people with blood cancer...
11th Jun 2021
What do covid antibody test results mean for people with blood cancer?
Many of our community have had an antibody test following their covid vaccine to understand what kind of response they’ve had. In this blog, we talk more about what antibody test results mean, what the evidence suggests is important in developing a response to vaccination and what other factors are important to think about.
7th Jun 2021
“When I stood at that first bucket collection, I never thought it would come this far”
After Jake lost his stepdad Paul to acute myeloid leukaemia, he was determined to volunteer to help others affected by blood cancer.
2nd Jun 2021
I felt like I'd hit the jackpot: My experiences on a clinical trial
After three years on watch and wait following a blood cancer diagnosis, Nicky enrolled on a clinical trial. In March this year, recruitment for the trial closed. To mark the occasion, Nicky reflects on her positive experiences from the trial.
28th May 2021
Latest Updates from the Vaccine Research Collaborative
Welcome to our live blog all about research looking at the effectiveness of the covid vaccines in people with blood cancer.
28th May 2021
Together we're investing £800K in vaccine efficacy research
The Blood Cancer UK Vaccine Research Collaborative announces funding for a further eight research projects, worth £800K in total, that will look at covid vaccine effectiveness in people with blood cancer.
26th May 2021
Please, keep your distance to protect people with blood cancer
As today’s relaxation of covid rules come into effect (Monday 17 May) we're urging the public to continue respecting people’s personal space to help protect people with blood cancer.
17th May 2021
"This is what I missed while shielding in my flat"
This Mental Health Awareness Week, Erica shares a poetic account of how connecting with nature has helped her mental wellbeing, both during lockdown and beyond.
13th May 2021
Group of charities announce first blood cancer vaccine efficacy research funding
A new collaborative of charities focusing on research into COVID-19 vaccine efficacy for people with blood cancer has announced funding for research into how well they work in people with cancer that affects their immune system.
11th May 2021
What else can we use to protect people with blood cancer from covid?
We spoke to Professor Andrew Ustianowski, the clinical lead of a trial called PROVENT, to find out about alternative methods that might protect people with blood cancer from covid.
5th May 2021
It feels like while everyone's getting back to normal, my life’s still on pause
Jill's been shielding since March 2020. She hopes that research into how effective the vaccine is will help people with blood cancer get back to normal.
4th May 2021
People with blood cancer now account for 1 in 20 new Covid intensive care patients
This has added to our concern that the vaccines aren't working as well for people with blood cancer as they do for other high-risk groups.
22nd Apr 2021
Do people with myeloma have an antibody response to the Covid vaccine?
20th Apr 2021
Finding a mixed-race stem cell donor for Dad simply wasn't an option
Ben tells the story of his Dad John's blood cancer diagnosis, and how the responsibility of becoming a stem-cell donor fell on his shoulders, despite only being a 50% match.
19th Apr 2021
New group launched to fund research into Covid vaccine efficacy for blood cancer
We're part of a new vaccine research collaborative that has been launched to fund research to find out how effective Covid vaccines are for people with blood cancer.
19th Apr 2021
“I feel lucky that I can benefit from years of blood cancer research”
Deciding on whether to enrol on a clinical trial can be a tough decision, as David knows all too well. Find out why he eventually said yes to taking part, what he's learned about the process, and how he's benefiting from the research it offers.
31st Mar 2021
Living with a rare disease: Sara’s story
Sara was diagnosed with Waldenström macroglobulinaemia (WM) in 2016. WM is a rare form of lymphoma and only 350 people are diagnosed with it each year in the UK. Now in remission, Sara tells us what it was like having an uncommon and often misunderstood disease.
30th Mar 2021
How can I get involved in blood cancer research?
In November 2020, we asked our community to complete our survey and help us set our research priorities for the next five years.
24th Mar 2021
Does this new study mean blood cancer patients aren't protected by the covid vaccine?
Research published suggests people with blood cancer may not have a good response to the first dose of the covid vaccine. We understand that this will be very concerning news, and want to explain more about what this research means for you.
11th Mar 2021