AML World Awareness Day

On 21st April we are raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of acute myeloid leukaemia; a devastating disease that claims 2,700 lives each year in the UK.

What is AML? Watch our film to find out

Only 15% of people diagnosed with AML survive beyond five years. We are determined to improve outcomes through life-changing research to develop kinder, more effective treatments.


5-year survival rate


people in the UK diagnosed each year


lives lost to AML each year in the UK


of all cases in the UK are in people aged 60 or over

Donate to fund vital research

This April, we are remembering the 2,700 people who lose their lives to AML every year in the UK and we are giving a special ribbon to everyone who donates to our appeal. 

Donate to help fund vital research into kinder and more effective treatments for leukaemia. 

Signs and symptoms of AML

The signs and symptoms can be similar to those of common conditions so it’s hard to recognise, but common symptoms of AML can include: 

  • Fatigue   
  • Bruising or bleeding   
  • Repeated infections 

It’s important to know what’s normal for you. If you or a loved one experience one or a combination of these it’s always best to ask your GP for a blood test. 

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Acute myeloid leukaemia

Personal AML stories

Our funded research

Research into AML

Signs and symptoms of leukaemia 

Signs and symptoms of leukaemia

Share your AML story

Do you have personal experience of AML? You could help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of leukaemia by sharing your story – like these people who have been affected by leukaemia.

If you would like to tell your story, get in touch with us at