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Did you know people affected by blood cancer help decide what research we fund?

For the first time at Blood Cancer UK, this year a group of 16 people affected by blood cancer reviewed all applications received by us for research funding.

23rd Jun 2022

Members of the PVGAN panel

Our strategy: How will we approach partnerships in future?

We're currently refreshing our strategy to ensure we learn the lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and are ready and able to meet the challenges of the next five years. We've undertaken this together with people affected by blood cancer, who have been alongside us as we moved rapidly through the process. Today we have an update on how we'll approach partnerships.

10th Jun 2022

Our strategy: How we're going to build our community

As we continue with our series of blogs explaining our work around our strategy, today we look at how we plan to reach more people affected by blood cancer.

10th Jun 2022

Meet some of our incredible volunteers

I'm Jo Buckton, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Blood Cancer UK, and today I want to tell you about some of the wonderful people who volunteer with our charity, and how you can get involved too!

7th Jun 2022

Nicole volunteers

Evusheld – does it work against Omicron?

6th Jun 2022

Injection and empty bottles

Monkeypox and blood cancer

Find out about monkeypox, how it spreads, signs and symptoms, cases in the UK, and what it means for people with blood cancer.

6th Jun 2022

Abstract representation of Monkeypox virus down a microscope.

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