Below are just six facts that show what we’re up against, in our fight against blood cancer.
- Every 20 minutes, someone in the UK is told they have a blood cancer like leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. That’s over 70 people a day, 25,000 people a year.
- Approximately every 4 minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a type of blood cancer and every 10 minutes someone loses their battle and dies.
- Childhood leukaemia is the most common form of blood cancer, and cancer full stop, in children.
- Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer in young people aged 15 to 24.
- About 31% more males are living with leukemia than females. And more males than females are diagnosed with leukemia and die from it.
- Less than 20% of ethnic minorities find a ‘perfect’ life-saving stem cell match, due to a lack of registered donors.
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