Do you know that one person every 20 minutes is diagnosed with blood cancer in the UK? Stem cell replacement therapy is an amazing form of treatment alongside chemotherapy to help beat the disease! When I went on placement in a cancer hospital, I think the one thing that struck me more than most was the isolation on the haematology ward - each patient had a secure, specialist ventilated room and with blood cancers, WBC are wiped out leaving a person extremely vulnerable to infection, even things as simple as a sneeze! Whilst being in hospital isn’t nice, on wards there is a sense of community amongst staff and patients, but haematology wards can be extremely isolating. And patients can be there for weeks.. even months on end!! -
There’s something we can do to help! By finding more blood stem donors, we can help increase survive rates, treatment times and find matches for people living with blood cancer. By requesting a FREE postal kit from @ (or @ !!) you simply take three cheek swaps and see if you’re a stem cell match! Stem cell can now be taken from concentrated blood samples which is amazing and so easy too!!
Getting on the register is so simple and can save a life ❤️