Someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer every 16 minutes. Blood cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer in the UK.

At Leukaemia UK, we support those affected by leukaemia and other blood cancers through the physical, psychological and emotional uncertainty that may come with a diagnosis, working to fund innovative and effective research for better treatments and care.

We are committed to supporting those affected by blood cancer by:

Funding research for better treatment and cure

Over the past 40 years, we have been funding research into leukaemia and other blood cancers. We have helped pioneer important advances in treatment and care for those affected by a blood cancer. We are currently funding ground-breaking projects with the aim of developing kinder and more effective treatments.

Investing in healthcare professionals

We invest in the best clinicians, researchers and scientists through our grants programme, developing the scientific leaders of tomorrow. Our grants fund research projects, help develop care pathways and equip professionals with the skills to discover improvements in care or advances in treatment. 

Accelerating treatments through clinical trials

We are investing in a new clinical trials initiative called IMPACT to help fast-track the testing of drug and cellular therapies for patients who experience complications after a stem cell transplant. It allows transplant centres across the UK to work together to deliver clinical trials focused on stem cell transplantation. 

Supporting the mind and body

We believe emotional support during and after treatment is essential. That’s why we’ve launched an innovative pilot in blood cancer care: our Mind & Body team. Psychologists, a psychiatrist, counsellors and a social worker work with the haematology team at King's College Hospital to provide holistic care at every stage of treatment.

Transforming blood cancer care

Alongside investing in world-class research we fund innovative projects to improve care. Through our care projects we improve access to treatment for those affected by blood cancers and provide opportunities to meet other people experiencing life with a blood cancer diagnosis. 

Providing critical financial support

An unexpected illness can knock life plans off course, with significant financial repercussions. We know this can be a real worry. Leukaemia UK offers one-off grants via our Helping Hand Fund to ease families or individuals through a difficult period. Applications must be supported by your consultant or specialist nurse.

Leukaemia UK relies completely on voluntary donations. Please help us support people affected by leukaemia and other blood cancers by donating to Leukaemia UK today, by fundraising or getting involved in our events.