Anyone can get a blood cancer at any age. Around 30,000 people, from babies to grandparents, are diagnosed with blood cancer every year in the UK. As a leading UK blood cancer charity, we have access to a great deal of information about different blood cancers, who they affect and what can be done about it.
If you have been diagnosed with a blood cancer or know someone who has then have a look at our patient information section. We have a wealth of information, advice and support available to you and you can read patient stories from some truly inspiring people and find out about their journey through cancer.
We’ve included some key facts below and you can also find out about our key blood cancer research achievements, current blood cancer research and blood cancer clinical trials. Alternatively please contact us for more detailed information.
Over 5,300 people are diagnosed with other blood disorders in the UK every year. These disorders are more difficult to treat because they vary so much from patient to patient.
We are integrating insights from laboratory research with information from patients on clinical trials to improve the diagnosis of these blood disorders. Accurate diagnosis will mean that patients receive better treatments. Find out about other blood disorders or download a patient booklet.
If you’re a member of the press and you need further information about blood cancers or want to speak to an expert; please feel free to contact our press team.
Number of people diagnosed in the UK
|Disease||Children aged 0-14||Young adults aged 15-24||Adults 25+||All ages|
|Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)||370||90||290||750|
|Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)||70||90||2090||2250|
|Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)||-||20||530||550|
|Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)||-||-||3300||3300|
|Other lymphoproliferative disorders||1050||1050|
|Other blood cancers||10||35||-||45|
|Other blood cancers (total)||10||35||5300||5345|
|All blood cancers (total)||640||575||27130||28345|
Source: Yorkshire and Humberside Haematology Research Network
Our mission is to invest in research that most swiftly brings better treatments and cures for all blood cancer patients. To do that we rely on our brilliant supporters who fundraise for us in a multitude of ways, all helping with our aim of beating blood cancer. Find out about the charity fundraising you can do on our behalf, organise a fundraising event, get other fundraising ideas or volunteer for us. Any contribution that you can make to our cause, whether it is your time, taking on a personal challenge or making an online charity donation will all go towards the vital blood cancer research that we carry out.