Leukaemia Research is the only national research charity devoted exclusively to leukaemia, and its related blood disorders. They receive no government grants and depend entirely on voluntary donations.
All donations go towards supporting doctors and scientists at hospitals and academic institutions throughout the country, which funds a wide range of projects, from basic laboratory research to clinical trials.
Leukaemia Research is the only charity in the UK dedicated exclusively to researching blood cancers and disorders including leukaemia, Hodkgin’s and other lymphomas, and myeloma. 110,000 people of all ages are living with a blood cancer today. Leukaemia Research is committed to giving every one of them the best chance of survival. 500 children are diagnosed with leukaemia every year in the UK.
Thanks to nearly 50 years of investment in the very best research, 8 out of 10 children now survive; previously only a few would have been cured. However we are still a long way off having a routine cure and treatments are harsh and can have dramatic long-term effects. The organisation wants to achieve so much more for patients of all ages, whatever blood cancer they have.