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Providing support to anyone affected by blood cancer
We know that a diagnosis of a blood cancer can be unsettling, frightening and upsetting, whether it is your diagnosis or the diagnosis of somebody you know. Being around others who have been through a similar journey can be invaluable.
Our blood cancer support groups provide help and advice to patients, carers and their families somewhere that is local to you. We co-ordinate and maintain groups up and down the UK, each with dedicated volunteers and a range of carers, patient and family members.
We also list support groups run by other blood cancer charities to ensure you get the best support possible. Their groups are listed below. Please contact them directly if you’d like to attend.
"I have found the group a tremendous support for me. When I was first diagnosed in 2004, I was full of despair and since coming to the group and seeing people who had survived, I was given hope and a realisation that I can win this battle."
Want to set up a group near you? We are always on the look out for opportunities to expand our support groups in new areas. Are you somebody who would like to organise one in your area? Or do you work at a hospital that would be interested in having its own support group?
This group meets on the last Wednesday of every month.
If you would like further information or if you would like to attend, please contact Stacey Nutt, Macmillan Nurse Specialist on 01302 553211 or email Stacey.Nutt@dbh.nhs.ukGet in touch
If you would like further information or if you would like to attend, please contact Nerinder Kaur, Clinical Nurse Specialist on 0208 967 5562 or email Nerinder.email@example.comGet in touch
This group meets on the first Wednesday of every month.
If you would like further information or if you would like to attend, please contact Maggies Centre on 01315 373131 or email Andrew@maggiescentres.orgGet in touch
This group meets on the second Monday of every month.
If you would like further information or if you would like to attend, please contact Angela Docherty on 01228 814511 or email Angela.Docherty@ncuh.nhs.ukGet in touch
This group meets on a Thursday afternoon approximately every six weeks.
If you would like further information or if you would like to attend, please contact Karen Sheldon, Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist on 01902 695276 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgGet in touch
Blackpool is one of our newest support groups and is facilitated by a patient, Jez and meets every third Wednesday of the month.
2014 meeting dates:
Wednesday 17th December
2015 meeting dates:
If you would like further information or if you would like to attend, please contact Jez on 07950635249 or Lesley on 07890847796. Alternatively contact the Leukaemia CARE Team on freephone 08088 010 444.Get in touch
Set up in 2008 as support for patients who had been through the difficult journey of either a bone marrow transplant or stem cell transplant. Facilitators for the group are Lucy Henderson, BMT co-ordinator and Professor Marks of Bristol Oncology centre. They meet four times a year.
2015 meeting dates to be confirmed
If you would like further information or if you would like to attend, please contact Lucy Henderson BMT Nurse Specialist, BMT Unit on 0117 342 8142 or contact Leukaemia CARE on freephone 08088 010 444.Get in touch
This support group is run in both Nottingham and Leicester. Here below are both addresses.
Nottingham: The Maggies Centre, Gate 3 Nottingham City Hospital Campus, Hucknall Road, Nottingham, NG5 1PH.
Leicester: The Coping with Cancer Centre, Helen Webb House, 35 Westleigh Road, Leicester, LE3 0HH.
This group is for anyone affected by the diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukaemia. They meet every six to eight weeks in either Nottingham or Leicester; we have a variety of speakers that attend including visits from local consultants, nutritionists and relaxation therapists.
2015 meeting dates:
29th January - Nottingham
19th March - Leicester
21st May - Nottingham
23rd July - Leicester
24th September - Nottingham
26th November - Leicester
If you would like further information or if you would like to attend , please contact Leukaemia CARE on freephone 08088 010 444.Get in touch
This support group alternates between Falkirk and Stirling. Here below are both addresses.
Falkirk: Best Western Park Hotel, Camelon Road, Falkirk, FK1 5RY
Stirling: King Robert Hotel, Glasgow Road, Bannockburn, Stirling, FK7 0LJ
Forth Valley support group meets every two months on the last Thursday of the month. This is the oldest of the Scottish groups having started in 2003.
If you would like further information or would like to attend, please contact Nadine Bloomfield, Scottish Development Officer on 07500 068 065.Get in touch