The real facts

The real facts

Below are just six facts that show what we’re up against, in our fight against blood cancer.

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Childhood leukaemia is the most common form of blood cancer, and cancer full stop, in children.
  1. Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer in young people aged 15 to 24.
  1. About 31% more males are living with leukemia than females. And more males than females are diagnosed with leukemia and die from it.
  1. 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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