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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 every 4 months for 2-3 hours in the afternoon – led by MDS patient John Watson and Haematology Support Specialist Tania Davidson.
For more information and dates of meetings, please call Tania – RD&E Hospital on 01392 402879 or please check MDS UK events page.Get in touch
This group is open to anyone who is affected by a haematology cancer and meets between 2pm - 4pm every 3rd or 4th Tuesday of the month.
For meeting dates, more information or if you would like to attend please contact Mel Bowyer and Dawn Gray on 01271 314043.Get in touch
This group meets on Wednesday evenings. If you would like further information or if you would like to attend, please contact Denis Griffin on 07927 363597.Get in touch
This group meets on the third Tuesday of every other month. If you would like further information or if you would like to attend, please contact Margaret and Stan Morrissey on 01454 418412 or Hilary and Bryan Emery on 01934 510828.Get in touch
This group meets on a Tuesday every month. If you would like further information or if you would like to attend, please contact Andy Wood on 01208 269348.Get in touch
This group meets on the last Friday of every other month. If you would like further information or if you would like to attend, please contact Carole Jones on 01258 472497 or 07968 348481.Get in touch
This group meets on the last Friday of every month. If you would like further information or if you would like to attend, please contact Dave Shaddock on 01759 370159 or Lindsey Stewart on 07968 416234 or Monica Palmer on 07519 312876.Get in touch