Blood Cancer

Find out more about types, risks and treatments for blood cancer.

Who do we help?

We focus our support on the northern region and help patients who are dealing with a wide range of blood cancers.


Every penny raised helps us fight blood cancer for a brighter future.


If you can spare some time, volunteer support at events and activities makes a huge difference to our work.

How do we help?

Patient Care

We aim to create the best environment for the treatment of patients with blood cancer.


More than £4m has been funded by Bright Red to support research at local academic institutions.


We assist in the education and training of healthcare professionals dedicated to fighting blood cancer.

Fighting blood cancer for a brighter future

Previously known as Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant 2000, Bright Red has supported haematology treatment and research within the north of England since 1988.

Thanks to our combined investment of over £6 million into haematology; diagnosis, treatment and research within the region has gone from strength to strength.

The region is now the second largest bone marrow transplant centre within the UK, treating an increasing number of patients from outside the area. These patients choose to come to the north of England due to the high standard of care and number of specialists in the region.

Our vision is to make the region the safest place in the UK, if not the world, to be treated for blood cancer.

Bright Red aims to improve the lives and treatment of people with blood cancer across the north of England. Through care, research and education we are striving to beat illnesses such as leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma myelodysplasia and myeloproliferative diseases.


  • “Our next challenge will be…Climbing Mount Everest with a 747 jet strapped to my back.” In aid of Bright Red, Ivan Hart from Lionhart Fitness, along with his clients, will be doing box jumps and steps until they reach the height of Mount Everes

  • “Every year, I get to celebrate two birthdays – my birthday and my remission – it’s another excuse to get the family together.” Chris Bell was diagnosed in 2016 with a form of blood cancer. After being diagnosed, he was admitted to

  • Nikki first heard about Bright Red when she was a student nurse, helping out on Ward 33 at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. Since she officially joined the team as a nurse on Ward 33, she says she’s seen first hand how Bright Red has...


Every 14 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer.


Around 40,000 people a year are diagnosed with a blood cancer.


Leukaemia 10 year survival rates have quadrupled since the 1970’s but more research is needed.


In our first five years we have invested over £1,000,000 into improving patient care.

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