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Johannah Deakin RIP

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14 Dec 2016

One Direction star's mum sadly passes away after a brave battle against leukaemia.

We were so sad to hear the news about Johannah Deakin's passing to a very aggressive form of acute leukaemia last week. Johannah was just 42 when she died and a mother to seven including One Direction star Louis Tomlinson.

Johannah's passing is a reminder to us all of just how much more needs to be done to beat blood cancer which despite significant progress in treatment over the years remains the fifth most common type of cancer and the third biggest cancer killer in the UK.

A number of One Direction fans have set up JustGiving pages in Johannah's memory and we'd like to huge thank you to everyone that's made a donation which will go straight in to funding further research into blood cancer which holds the key to developing new and more effective treatments and beating this horrible disease.

You can find out more about our groundbreaking research here:

We've also got lots more information about leukaemia if you're interested in finding out more in our patient information section of the website.

If you are worried about leukaemia or have any further questions or want to find out more about what we're doing to beat blood cancer please don't hesitate in contacting our Patient Experience team