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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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Announcement on sponsorship of Blenheim Triathlon

11th Sep 2020


Five years on, our family is living free from the restraints of blood cancer

Lisa reflects on the impact that leukaemia has had on her son Hugo, and their whole family. From the path to diagnosis and the grueling side effects of treatment, to Hugo finally finishing treatment. Now, they look forward to embracing every moment of life.

4th Sep 2020

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We've saved so many lives in the last 60 years, because of Susan.

It's been 60 years since my parents started this charity. We've grown to become thousands of families, and achieved so much along the way. But it all started with my little sister, Susan.

2nd Sep 2020


Does having blood cancer put you at greater risk from the coronavirus?

This week the Lancet Oncology published the largest study into coronavirus and cancer. It looked at whether some types of cancer put people at higher risk from the coronavirus than others.

24th Aug 2020

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An announcement about Blood Cancer UK

The last few months have been perhaps the most difficult our community has ever faced.

23rd Jul 2020


A staycation is better than no vacation!

With coronavirus having such a big impact on everyone’s summer plans, we spoke to Jo who has been shielding since March. Like many, Jo has found shielding to be difficult at times, but that hasn’t stopped her from making some incredible memories over the past few months. In this blog she describes her experiences and how you too can still have a summer that you’ll never forget.

20th Jul 2020


How could a coronavirus vaccine help people with blood cancer?

How much hope should people with blood cancer pin on a coronavirus vaccine?

13th Jul 2020

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What can we learn from the Cancer Patient Experience Survey data?

We explain the results of the 2019 Cancer Patient Experience Survey data and the likely impact COVID-19 will have on blood cancer care.

8th Jul 2020