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Why are people with blood cancer invited for a 5th vaccine dose (second booster)?

People with blood cancer are now being offered a second covid vaccine booster (a 5th vaccine dose). Here's why.

16th Mar 2022

I've got leukaemia and caught Covid two weeks ago

Stephen Pollard, Editor at large for the Jewish Chronicle, lives with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and has spent the last couple of years trying to avoid Covid. But two weeks ago, he tested positive. We asked him to write about his experience.

15th Mar 2022

Portrait photograph of Stephen Pollard

Shaun Leane opens his heart to us for Mother's Day

Today we're thrilled to announce our collaboration with eminent jewellery designer Shaun Leane, who will donate 10% of retail sales of his renowned Hook Heart bracelet towards blood cancer research.

11th Mar 2022

Shaun Leane's Hook Heart pendant

Pandemic may have long-lasting impact on blood cancer survival, warn MPs

A cross-party group of MPs is urging the government to ensure that blood cancer services are equipped to recover from the pandemic.

9th Mar 2022

A masked doctor studies a patients chart as he stands over her bed. A nurse also stands nearby.

How our blood cancer and Covid survey has led to change

We’re writing this to update you on what our recent survey on blood cancer and Covid found, what has happened since, and the impact it made.

1st Mar 2022

Picture of Covid priority test

“If you’re struggling to see the light, I want you to know that things do get better”

Charlotte was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at 23 years old. Here, she talks about the difficulties of getting a diagnosis, the side effects of treatment and what inspired her to launch a line of gifts and accessories in aid of Blood Cancer UK.

25th Feb 2022

Charlotte at dinner

The headline results from our survey ‘How can we beat blood cancer in this generation?’

23rd Feb 2022

We’re excited to announce a new programme with ITN Productions Industry News

We’re co-producing a programme with ITN Productions Industry News to raise awareness of blood cancer. This will feature healthcare professionals and people with blood cancer. You’ll also hear about the impact of our research, the latest treatments and what we need to do to improve outcomes for patients.

11th Feb 2022

Film

How can we be the generation that beats blood cancer?

Our Chief Executive, Gemma Peters, wants to know how we can best meet the needs of people with blood cancer. To help us do that, she asks that you please take our survey, and tell us what you think we should be focusing on.

31st Jan 2022

“Alarming” racial inequality in third vaccine doses for the immunocompromised

New data has shown that take-up of the third vaccine dose among white British people is almost double that of some ethnic minorities. Here's our response.

31st Jan 2022

Covid vaccine bottles

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.

28th Jan 2022

“Join me in the Walk of Light. Let’s bring hope of a brighter future.”

Lyn and her son Peter, 13, signed up to the Walk of Light in memory of her late husband and Peter’s dad, Matthew. Here, she tells us why they took part, the unexpected friendships she's made, and what the Walk of Light means to them.

26th Jan 2022

Lyn at the Pier

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

Theatre

Christmas will be different, but we’ll still make it special

Although he's been in an isolation ward for over four months, Joel's partner Amy is hopeful she'll be able to bring him home in time for Christmas.

22nd Dec 2021

A young couple Amy and Joel pose with their very young daughter for a selfie.

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

"We all miss her, and this is one of the many ways we keep her memory alive."

On Christmas Eve in 2002, Misha's daughter, Posy, sadly and unexpectedly died of blood cancer. Posy was a positive person and a talented actress, who will always be remembered by her family. Misha and her granddaughter are kindly donating money from their book to help beat blood cancer.

16th Dec 2021

A family photograph of three people - a mother and her two grown-up children.

New treatments to be made available to those at highest risk from Covid

On Wednesday the 8th December, the Government announced that people who are most at risk of severe Covid infection will now be able to access treatments quickly after they receive a positive PCR test.

10th Dec 2021

Why we've taken the decision to cancel our carol concert at St Paul's

Our Chief Executive, Gemma Peters, explains our decision to cancel our carol concert at St Paul's in response to the omicron variant.

9th Dec 2021

Ho Ho, Oh No! Did you say blood cancer?

When Erica was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2003, she thought she’d be celebrating her last Christmas. Erica knows all too well that being diagnosed over the festive period can be especially overwhelming, and has some advice for you.

7th Dec 2021

An older woman looks direct to camera, wearing a santa hat and tinsel around her neck. She's indoors, at home.

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

2nd Dec 2021

At a protest march, marchers hold up a sign with Equality and Diversity written on it.