Anthony Nolan saves the lives of people with blood cancer and blood disorders.
“Every day, we match incredible individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people with blood cancer and blood disorders who desperately need lifesaving transplants.”
Leukaemia CARE is a national blood cancer support charity, committed to ensuring that anyone affected by blood cancer receives the right information, advice and support.
We provide a range of support services to patients and their carers including: a 24-hour CARE Line, nationwide support groups, patient and carer conferences, nurse education days, an informative website, cancer campaigning and advocacy and accredited cancer information and literature.
For more information, call 08088 010 444 or email [email protected]
“The MDS UK Patient Support Group is affiliated with the UK MDS Forum, the foremost UK specialists organisation focused upon MDS, providing information and advice on the status and progress with MDS research and treatment in the UK, as well as the MDS Foundation, Inc, based in the USA. The MDS UK Patient Support Group is also supported by major pharmaceutical companies and other organisations.”
“Living with a blood cancer – or caring for someone who is – might sometimes feel isolating, as it can be hard to find others who’ve been there too. Our Support Line team are just a call or email away: they’re here to listen and talk for as long as you need. We also have an online community on our website and on Facebook: they’re places where everyone from patients to friends and family can share their story online, read about other people’s blood cancer experiences and ask questions about all aspects of blood cancer.”
Ellie’s Friends offer frequent freebies for adults (16+) living with cancer, including theatre tickets, hotel stays, holistic therapies and beauty, CD and book bundles. For more information visit www.elliesfriends.org or follow on twitter @elliesfriends
“Our mission is our name. We work every day to delete blood cancer by inspiring as many people as possible to register as bone marrow donors to provide patients with second chances at life. We are achieving this by celebrating how donors can save lives, dispelling the myths about the donation process and providing our hospital partners with quality donations in a timely manner.”
“The Lymphoma Association is the UK’s only charity focused exclusively on providing specialist information and support to people affected by lymphoma who have received a diagnosis, are worried they might have lymphoma, their relatives, friends and carers. The Lymphoma Association has a Freephone helpline which is open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, award-winning information about lymphoma, a buddy scheme with telephone links to others with similar experiences, online forums, local support groups and conferences for anyone affected by lymphoma.”
“At Maggie’s you can talk to, and get support from, a range of professional people. Our Centres are staffed by Cancer Support Specialists, Benefits Advisors, Nutritionists and Psychologists who can support you in whichever way best suits your needs”
Maggie’s is located directly opposite the Northern Centre for Cancer Care.
“Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with myeloma, a bone marrow cancer for which there is no cure, but many very effective treatments. Our broad and innovative range of services cover every aspect of myeloma from providing information and support, to improving standards of treatment and care through research and campaigning.”
Myeloma Infoline: 0800 980 3332
Email: [email protected]
Anxious Minds provides support to individuals struggling with mental health challenges – especially depression and anxiety. Our early intervention outreach efforts and our long-term support programme are both critical in helping individuals develop the strength, resolve and inner resources they need to manage their condition in a way that allows them to live with more optimism and hope and re-join the community, you can access our services on a self-referral basis. Visit www.anxiousminds.co.uk for more info.
“At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and we’re here to support you through. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’ll be there.”
Shine exists exclusively to support adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have experiences a cancer diagnosis. There is never a good time to have cancer, but we know that younger adults face different issues than their older or younger counterparts – and that many of these are not dealt with by traditional cancer support charities and services.
Our vision is that every adult in the UK living with cancer in their 20s, 30s or 40s can access the help and support that they need in a way that suits their lifestyle, and that they are a part of a confident supportive and empowered community of young adults living with cancer.
Our mission is to provide tailored information and peer support for anyone in their 20s, 30s or 40s diagnosed with any cancer. We do this through a range of activities including lunches and drinks evenings, beach walks, multi-day getaways, workshops, online networking and mentoring.
“Mynewhair is a national independent charity providing information,advice and support for people experiencing medical hair loss.We also provide access to a responsibly trained national network of hairdressers who provide wig cutting/styling services and aftercare.
Mynewhair works in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to provide advice and information. Call free on: 0808 808 0000”
FACT provides direct help, support and social opportunities for people going through the cancer journey, and their families , friends and anyone else involved. We are aware that a diagnosis of cancer affects not only the patient, but also family members, friends and colleagues; our support services are available to all who need them. We also provide cancer education and awareness programmes, and we aim to source, promote and form relationships between support services, groups, organisations and charities available to cancer patients in the local area.
LegaCare’s specialist solicitors provide a full range of legal services for people affected by life threatening illness. They welcome clients and/or family members through referrals from health professionals. Visit http://www.legacare.org/ for more info.