Ellie Dawes
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Ellie Dawes

The UK's first blood cancer awareness month

Ellie Dawes
Posted by
Ellie Dawes
04 Sep 2013

We're excited to announce that this September is the UK's first ever Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Blood cancers like leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma affect people of all ages from babies to grandparents and we need to be sure that we reach all those touched by blood cancers and give them the best possible chance of survival.

So this month we're teaming up with other blood cancer charities Anthony NolanBright Red, Cure Leukaemia and Myeloma UK to help raise awareness of blood cancers in the public consciousness.

Through research, we’ve been able to better understand blood cancers, how to diagnose them and found better ways to treat them. Collectively the charities involved in Blood Cancer Awareness Month have invested many millions of pounds to improve treatment for blood cancer, but there is still more to do. We want to save the life of every single person with blood cancer and we need your support to do that.

This month, you can help us make a difference. Get involved in some fundraising or sign up as a blood or bone marrow donor, and help us give those affected by blood cancer the chance of a future. You can also help us by spreading the word about the awareness month, use #BloodCancerAwarenessMonth on Twitter and encourage people to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, where we'll be sharing fascinating blood cancer facts throughout this month.