Blood Cancer UK is the UK’s specialist blood cancer charity dedicated to improving the lives of patients. Around 39,000 people of all ages, from children to adults, are diagnosed with blood cancers and related disorders every year in the UK. It is a complex disease, being made up of 100 individual diseases, including leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Together, blood cancers are the fifth most common form of cancer and the third largest cause of cancer death in the UK. Blood cancer is also the hardest cancer to treat, making patients go through harsh chemotherapy and treatment.
We’re a community dedicated to beating blood cancer. We do this by funding research and supporting those affected. Since 1960, we’ve invested over £500 million in blood cancer research, transforming treatments and saving lives. The day we beat blood cancer is now in sight and our researchers are determined to finish the job.
Gemma Peters – CEO Blood Cancer UK
During the pandemic, we did everything we could to reduce our costs as we faced a £6 million drop in income and the realization that it may take another three years to return our income to last year’s level. We cut operational costs this year by £2 million and furloughed 40% of our staff as we tried to protect our research and support spend.
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