Blood Cancer Awareness Month – #LIFESAVERSINLOCKDOWN

Blood cancers are cancers of the blood, bone marrow, or lymph nodes that affect normal cell production or function. September marks Blood Cancer Awareness Month, a whole month dedicated to informing, educating, and highlighting all types of blood cancers.

 

Did you know:

COVID-19 has resulted in significantly fewer people joining the blood stem cell register. The pandemic has also meant delays in both diagnosis and treatment, the impact of which will be felt long term.

DKMS is an international non-profit organization committed to fighting blood cancer and blood disorders. It focusses on raising awareness of these conditions, their treatment, and the registration of potential stem cell donors to save patients’ lives. DKMS need help to raise awareness of blood cancer and related disorders today! Go to their website to see how you can help.*

Anyone aged between 17 and 55 and in general good health can register as a potential blood stem cell donor. You can check your eligibility and sign up today

*dkms.org.uk. 2020. Blood Cancer Awareness Month. [online] Available at: <https://www.dkms.org.uk/en/bcam2020> [Accessed 25 September 2020].