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Household members of people with blood cancer should be a priority for vaccines

We call on the government to make household members of people with blood cancer a priority for the coronavirus vaccine.

20th Jan 2021

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"I know my son, Ozzie, will want me to support others with blood cancer"

Miranda will be walking among hundreds of others in our Walk of Light, in memory of her son, Ozzie. Knowing this is something he'd want her to do, she feels proud and honoured to be able to take part. Will you join her?

18th Jan 2021

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We're banishing Blue Monday in favour of You Monday

We're calling on everyone to “follow the science” and banish the so-called saddest day of the year – Blue Monday – from your calendar.

18th Jan 2021

This New Year I'm giving up the phrase "why can't I do that?"

Angie's put 2020 in her rear-view mirror, and is focused on keeping a positive mindset and embracing the challenge of the new year.

22nd Dec 2020

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A Christmas message from Blood Cancer UK

Christmas always seems a natural point to look back and take stock of the year. I won't sugar coat the past 12 months, but we can all be proud of how our community has come together and what we've achieved.

22nd Dec 2020

I'm climbing a mountain with the man who saved my life

Brett was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in 2014. There were some very dark moments, but six years later, he's reaching new heights.

21st Dec 2020

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Shielding at Christmas will be lonely... but I believe and hope in the future

Pat always hosts Christmas for the whole family. But with the vaccine in sight, she's made the decision to stay apart until the new year.

17th Dec 2020

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From coronavirus to clinic: how did we get a vaccine?

We know a lot of people with blood cancer have questions on whether the coronavirus vaccine is safe after such a short amount of time. We hope to answer some of these questions by explaining how these vaccines have been developed.

11th Dec 2020

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My shining light, Aly

This Christmas, Jo introduced us to a very special nurse, Aly, who was one of the shining lights that helped her throughout her treatment. Whether it was to make her laugh, give a warm hug, or the confidence to keep going.

4th Dec 2020

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Coronavirus vaccine approved for use next week: Our response

Gemma Peters, Chief Executive of Blood Cancer UK, responds to the news that the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine is approved for use and will be deployed as early as next week.

2nd Dec 2020

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Giving back to the community

A year ago, Sunny was in a critical condition. With a positive frame of mind to help him recover, he's been using his new lease of and genuine appreciation of life to help vulnerable people in the community throughout the pandemic.

1st Dec 2020

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Making decisions about your Christmas plans if you have blood cancer

If you’re finding it hard to plan or think about Christmas this year, here are some things that might help you with decision-making and techniques for coping with uncertainty.

30th Nov 2020

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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

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