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The coronavirus vaccine: what you need to know

We explain what we know about the potential vaccines and what they could mean for people with blood cancer.

25th Nov 2020

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A list of employers paying fully salary to vulnerable staff who can’t work from home during lockdown

About 1 million working age people in England are “clinically extremely vulnerable” to the coronavirus.

11th Nov 2020

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How does the coronavirus affect people with blood cancer?

We're funding vital research that will explore how different types of blood cancer might affect someone’s individual level of risk from coronavirus. This could lead to tailored advice for people with blood cancer during this pandemic.

11th Nov 2020

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Let the next chapter bring new adventures

Franko tells us about his journey with multiple myeloma, from his diagnosis through to remission, and what has helped him along the way. During lockdown, he became a volunteer on our forum, using his experiences to help others.

5th Nov 2020

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Our response to the latest shielding guidance in England

The Government announced that England will enter a second lockdown from 5 November, and have advised clinically extremely vulnerable people not to go out to work if they can't work from home. Here is our response.

4th Nov 2020

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Our response to the latest coronavirus advice

On Saturday 31 October 2020, the Government announced their plans for four weeks of national restrictions in England and gave new advice for those who are shielding. Here is our response.

2nd Nov 2020

The pool of uncertainty

Angie explains her mounting worries and anxieties about the impact of coronavirus. Like many people with blood cancer, she feels forced to neglect her health to earn money, and return to a workplace where she doesn't feel safe.

29th Oct 2020

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What does the three-tier system mean for people shielding in England?

We outline what the current Government advice and recommendations are for people with blood cancer in each alert level under the new three-tier system.

15th Oct 2020


Does having chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) increase your risk from the coronavirus?

We take a closer look at the findings of two studies into people with CLL who have had the coronavirus.

14th Oct 2020


We call for the Government to urgently revise new shielding guidance

Following the Government's announcement on shielding, our Chief Executive Gemma Peters is calling on the Government to urgently revise the new shielding guidance and give people with blood cancer financial and mental health support.

13th Oct 2020

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Because my journey can help someone with theirs

It's been four and a half years since Jane achieved remission. Here, she reflects on the painful symptoms and "horrible" side effects of her blood cancer treatment, and explains that without taking part in a clinical trial, she wouldn't be here today.

1st Oct 2020

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Because research can beat blood cancer in a generation

Together we’ve achieved a lot in the last 60 years. We've invested over £500million in research and improved diagnosis and treatments for people with blood cancer. But can we beat blood cancer in the next generation? Yes, and here's how...

30th Sep 2020

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My only option was all that I needed

Johanna was told that she had only one treatment option available to her – to take part in our clinical trial. Thanks to this, Johanna was able to control her leukaemia and spend more valuable time with her family.

29th Sep 2020

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My wife defied the odds for 12 years after her diagnosis

Colin reflects on 56 years of happy marriage with his wife, Margaret. Throughout her journey with multiple myeloma, she showed great hope, courage and a determination to be active. From the day she was diagnosed to her final moments.

28th Sep 2020

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Reducing the size of Blood Cancer UK

Our Chief Executive, Gemma Peters, gives an update on our decision to reduce the size of our charity.

25th Sep 2020


I’m still here to watch my grandchildren grow up

When Stephen was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, he was given just four to five months left to live. Two years later, thanks to the Phazar trial, he looks forward to watching his three grandchildren grow up.

25th Sep 2020

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“Science is sexy"

Liz Thomas was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) in December 2018. Today, on World CML Day, she's sharing her story with us.

22nd Sep 2020


The Government should give financial support and clear guidance to people with blood cancer

Following this morning’s press conference from Sir Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty on the rising coronavirus rate, we are calling for the Government to give urgent financial support for workers with blood cancer and to give clear guidance to everyone living with the condition.

21st Sep 2020

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His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent marks Blood Cancer Awareness Month

His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent has been our Patron since 1972. He has written the following article to mark our 60th anniversary, to reflect on the challenges of the coronavirus for people with blood cancer, and to look at the wider impact on all charities.

21st Sep 2020


My care team gave me my life back, how can "thank you" ever be enough?

Steve Gunby is taking on the 2020 Virtual London to Paris cycle after being diagnosed with Myeloma in 2019. He'd never taken on 300 miles before, but he grew into the challenge...

18th Sep 2020

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