Supporting anyone affected by a blood or lymphatic cancer.
For over forty years, Leukaemia CARE has been providing support to anyone affected by a blood or lymphatic cancer. We know that whether you're a patient, carer or family member that you will have questions, concerns and worries on a wide range of topics and we hope that our website and services will be a gateway in helping you at this challenging time.
Leukaemia CARE exists to provide vital care and support to all whose lives have been affected by leukaemia, Hodgkin, non-Hodgkin and other lymphomas, myeloma, myelodysplasia, myeloproliferative disorders and aplastic anaemia.
Our work extends to the welfare of families and carers, as well as that of patients themselves. Quite simply, ‘supporting a quality of life for all’.
Where it all began
Over a kitchen table in Amersham, Buckinghamshire a group of parents who had children with leukaemia set up one of the first ever support groups.
Leukaemia CARE registered with the Charity Commission on 11th September 1969 and has grown to become a national charity working with a professional and caring team of employees, trustees and volunteers.
During the 1980’s the charity changed from being a children’s only leukaemia charity to one including all blood cancers, and for people of all ages. With a head office now in Worcester and a second branch in Glasgow, Leukaemia CARE prides itself in focusing on the care and support that is needed immediately by those affected by a blood or lymphatic cancer.
Do you know?
The incidence and prevalence of blood cancers has increased over the years, being the 5th most common type of cancer in the UK, with official figures suggesting that around 30,000* people are diagnosed each year with a blood or lymphatic cancer. Leukaemia
CARE has therefore developed and expanded a range of services to help address the needs of patients and their families to provide practical care and support in every way we can.
We do not offer medical advice and encourage you to ask your GP, clinical nurse specialist or consultant if you have specific questions about your treatment options and type of illness. However, within our website you’ll find basic disease specific information and the different forms of support we offer.
We offer a range services, including:
- 24-hour CARE Line
- Support groups
- Patient and carer conferences
- One-to-one phone buddy support
- Information and booklets
- Financial assistance, in some circumstances
Call us now on 08088 010 444 if you need support.
Dr Jo Norton
You can find as at
One Birch Court, Blackpole East, Worcester, WR3 8SG
Bertie Bloodcell is the Leukaemia CARE mascot, and is used predominantly by our fundraising department. He often appears at events and helps us to develop brand awareness.