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Blood Cancer UK’s approach to in-person events

Our Chief Executive, Gemma Peters, explains our decision to hold in-person events again.

14th Jan 2022

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Omicron variant and people with blood cancer

What can people with blood cancer and those around them do about the risk of Omicron?

17th 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

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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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

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

Booster vaccines: How we helped make the research happen

Beating blood cancer isn't just about spending money on research, but bringing the right people together at the right time. In this blog, we explain how we helped make booster vaccine research happen and how we see ourselves as a convener of research as well as a funder.

25th Aug 2021

Five reasons for people with blood cancer to be hopeful about the Covid pandemic

We know that many of you are worried about Covid, which is we why we want you to know that with more research into vaccine efficacy, and with better treatments on the horizon, there are reasons for you to be optimistic about the future.

29th Jul 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

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

How dangerous is Covid-19 for people with blood cancer?

New research has been published that sheds new light on how dangerous the coronavirus is to people with blood cancer.

5th Feb 2021

Professors Van-Tam and Vallance's comments show vaccine priority must change

Following comments by Jonathan Van-Tam and Patrick Vallance that vaccines are almost certain to prevent covid transmission, we're urging the Government to give adults living with people with blood cancer a higher vaccine priority

28th Jan 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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