World Blood Cancer Day

28 May is World Blood Cancer Day – a global day of awareness dedicated to the fight against blood cancer.

Blood cancers are cancers of the blood, bone marrow, or lymph nodes that affect normal cell production or function. World Blood Cancer Day is dedicated to informing, educating, and highlighting all types of blood cancers.

Did you know:

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 established World Blood Cancer Day in 2014, to celebrate their commitment to provide a matching donor for every blood cancer patient in need of a blood stem cell donation.

There is lots we can all do to make our mark against blood cancer, whether it be by signing up as a potential blood stem donor with DKMS (or if you already have, telling your friends and family to do the same!) or by making a much-needed money donation to allow DKMS to continue their lifesaving work. Discover more at 2021. World Blood Cancer Day. [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 27 May 2021].