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Putting equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our mission

2nd Dec 2021


Why am I being invited for another Covid vaccine? - Third doses and boosters

Anyone who is immunocompromised, including anyone with blood cancer, is now eligible for a booster (fourth dose) of the Covid vaccine, to be given three months after their third primary dose. In this blog, we explain more.

30th Nov 2021


"I am incredibly happy to be alive and I am glad I took part [in the clinical trial]"

When Shibu was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2006, cord blood transplants were a 'new concept'. After struggling to find a bone marrow donor, Shibu was offered a place on a trial where he'd receive a cord blood transplant. Here's how it went.

29th Nov 2021


Imagine being told, at 23, that you have cancer

"Our lives are wonderful and will continue to be so. Cancer isn’t the be all and end all. My life was flipped over by cancer, but now, I have seen the person I never knew I was." - Jika Edström

25th Nov 2021

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The Big C: Cancer or Covid?

Nichola put down many of her blood cancer symptoms down to long-Covid. After an aggressive chemo regime which left her unable walk, she is now in remission and determined to regain her strength. Find out how she's doing in our Jog 26.2 mile challenge.

24th Nov 2021

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Antivirals and monoclonal antibodies – what’s the difference?

We’ve been hearing about new treatments that the UK have bought to tackle Covid. Some drugs have already been approved for use in the UK, some are yet to be – but the hope is that they will help those most at risk of severe Covid.

22nd Nov 2021

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How did the third Covid vaccine dose roll-out go so badly wrong?

We take an in-depth look at a timeline of delays, missed opportunities, and mistakes which have caused huge anxiety among people with blood cancer – and may have even led to avoidable deaths.

17th Nov 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.

11th Nov 2021

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Our guidance around attending events in Autumn

With many of the blood cancer community more vulnerable to Covid, we outline our policy on in-person events taking place in the autumn period.

9th Nov 2021


How re-purposing drugs could revolutionise blood cancer treatment

Find out how re-purposing drugs could help us bring new treatments to people with blood cancer, faster.

26th Oct 2021

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Children and young people with leukaemia and lymphoma: big increases to survival rates

25th Oct 2021


Childhood blood cancer survival rates see big improvement

Improvements to blood cancer treatments mean an extra one in 10 children and young people now survives leukaemia and lymphoma compared to 20 years ago, according to a new analysis by our charity.

25th Oct 2021

Analysis finds 1 in 20 Covid intensive care patients are immunocompromised

Immunocompromised people now account for 1 in 20 Covid patients being admitted to intensive care, according to our new analysis of the data.

20th Oct 2021

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Just 44% of people with blood cancer invited for potentially lifesaving third vaccine dose

The roll-out of the third dose of Covid vaccines to the immunocompromised has been a chaotic failure, with less than half of people with blood cancer being invited by the deadline set by the NHS, according to our new survey.

15th Oct 2021


In memory of Emma

We're delighted to announce that we have expanded our range of cards with three designs by the late artist, Emma McKinlay – with all profits going towards beating blood cancer.

14th Oct 2021


Blood cancer and your employment rights

Ben Goodall from Acas explains how employees with blood cancer are protected by law, and how to handle discussions with your employer about the impact blood cancer has on your working life, especially during the current pandemic.

11th Oct 2021

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Supporting people with blood cancer to make decisions around clinical trials

Millie, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, tell us about her important role in helping people with blood cancer to make decisions around clinical trials. Here, she explains some of the barriers she faces, and how she overcomes them.

7th Oct 2021

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The story of Dr Jane C Wright, pioneer of blood cancer research

To mark the start of Black History Month, we share the story of Dr Jane C Wright, a true pioneer in the field of blood cancer research. Despite facing prejudice and other barriers in her career, Jane left a legacy that has helped save millions of lives.

30th Sep 2021

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What should you do if you have blood cancer and cannot get a third Covid vaccine dose?

With many people reporting issues with the rollout of third doses of the vaccine, we’ve set out what you can do right now to try to get your third dose if you have not already been invited for it.

30th Sep 2021


What does Sajid Javid’s letter to the clinically extremely vulnerable mean?

We've read the 2,000 word letter, digested it, and sum up the key points in 179 words.

27th Sep 2021

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