Who We Are and What We Do

Leukaemia Care is the UK’s leading leukaemia charity.

About us
For over 50 years, we have been dedicated to ensuring that everyone affected receives the best possible diagnosis, information, advice, treatment and support. We are here for everyone affected by leukaemia and related blood cancer types – such as myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). We believe in improving lives and being a force for change. To do this, we have to challenge the status quo and do things differently.

Our Vision
Our long term ideal
A future where everyone affected by leukaemia, MDS and MPN gets the best possible diagnosis, information, advice, treatment and support.

Our Mission
What we are doing to make that vision a reality
We exist to improve the lives of everyone affected by leukaemia, MDS and MPN.
We provide information, advice and support for anyone affected, this includes patients and their friends and families too. We raise awareness of the issues impacting people affected by leukaemia, MDS and MPN, and campaign to fix them. We are driving early diagnosis, raising public awareness, improving services, and ensuring access to effective treatments.
But most importantly, we bring people together and unite them behind our common goal. Together, we will create the future we all believe in.

Our Values – What do we stand for?
Leukaemia Care’s values are at the heart of everything we do. They describe our approach to our work. They drive our thinking, our behaviours and our actions. See our values below.

Mission based

We have a clear mission. We exist to improve the lives of people affected by leukaemia, MDS and MPN. We believe in doing the right thing. If it is not in the best interests of people affected by our mission, we will not do it. It is that simple. No ifs, no buts, no exceptions.

Collaborative

We are passionate about all forms of collaboration, especially with other charities. Our mission is bigger than Leukaemia Care. We know that working on our own will delay the day when everyone affected by leukaemia, MDS and MPN gets the best possible diagnosis, information, advice, treatment and support. That is why it is so important that we work in partnership with individual charities, charity coalitions, healthcare professionals and a wide range of other stakeholders to improve the lives of people affected.

Caring

It is in our name, and it is in our nature. We care deeply about every single person affected by leukaemia, MDS and MPN. We are on your side and always will be. This helps us deliver high quality support, but also underpins all other parts of the charity. We care about the people who dedicate their time to our mission – whether that is our colleagues, volunteers, supporters or fundraisers. We are a community united by a common mission and we care about each other.

Evidence based

We listen to and understand the experiences of people affected by leukaemia, MDS and MPN. We use the evidence we gather to adapt, improve our services and to focus our campaigns for change. We also work with healthcare professionals – including haematologists, nurses and GPs – to make sure we are rooted in the latest science.

Aspirational

We have ambitious goals and we set ourselves high standards to achieve them. We believe that everyone affected by leukaemia, MDS and MPN should get the best possible diagnosis, information, advice, treatment and support. Every day 44 people are diagnosed with leukaemia, MDS or MPN, we can’t afford to wait. To achieve this change we must be innovators, problem solvers, challengers to the status quo and each and every one of us must go above and beyond, every single day.

Our values are key to everything we do. But we all make mistakes. If you see us acting in a way that you feel is not consistent with our values – please let us know!