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.


  • We are delighted to share with you that our second Bright Red Nurse has now taken up post in Sunderland Royal Hospital, thanks to our investment of nearly £80,000. With another Clinical Nurse Specialist in Sunderland’s service they are able to offer

  • Bright Red are proud supporters of the complementary therapists at Sunderland Royal Hospital. We provided £3,500 of funding which helped provide 1,475 therapies, given to 992 patients. Therapies included : Auricular acupuncture, massage, Indian head

  • We are delighted to share that we have been shortlisted for three Sainsbury’s stores as part of their Local Charity of the Year scheme. We will be up against two other charities in each of the stores and it will all be down to a...

  • I have decided to organise this event in memory of my parents who both passed away from cancer 4 years ago, my Dad having Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and my Mother with what they thought to be pancreatic cancer. I would love for you to come...

  • The Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the UK with over 57,000 runners taking part in the iconic event. We have opened our registrations and would love for you to join Team Bright Red in 2019! Secure your space with £15 registration....

  • Help break a World Record right here in the North East! The current World Record for the most people doing a Firewalk is 1,360. Join the Bright Red Team to walk across Bright Red coals to raise vital funds for Blood Cancer patients in the...


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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