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Welcome to our first newsletter. Read on for a brilliant guest blog post from Dr Fran Verter, Founder of Parent's Guide to Cord Blood, get a sneak peak of our new fundraising pack and read the inspirational stories from our fundraisers.
Remembering your loved ones this Christmas

We’re asking people to join us in remembering their loved ones by sharing the name of someone who has battled blood cancer in our Christmas bauble.

If you would like to share a photo of your Christmas bauble, please tweet us at @LMRUK_org or send us a message on Facebook. You can save and print your very own bauble here.


If you would like to donate in memory of a loved one this Christmas, please visit our website here. Thank you. 

Our new Fundraising Pack

We’ve got an even bigger and better fundraising pack which contains everything you need to promote your fundraising event, plus all the information and instructions on how and where to send your funds raised.

You can download a copy of our fundraising pack on our website or to be sent a copy by post, please
contact us here.

Download a fundraising pack

Research funding granted

We’ve given a grant of £6,600 to help fund innovative new research into Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.

Dr Paul Hole, a Senior Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at Cardiff University, has been awarded the grant to fund his research into the biology of leukaemia using novel, gene-editing approaches.

The research is looking at the effects of ‘deleting’ harmful genes from blood cancer cells as a way of studying AML, and assessing how the remaining cells react once these genes have been removed. 

Read Dr Paul Hole's story here
World Cord Blood Day
 
Dr Fran Verter, the founder of Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood, wrote a brilliant blog post for us on World Cord Blood Day which looks at the benefits of cord blood.

“Cord blood is the most versatile source of stem cells for patients with blood cancers because the donor and patient do not have to be perfectly matched. Since 1988, there have been over 40,000 cord blood transplants worldwide."
Read Dr Verter's blog here

#UKCharityWeek 2018

We were proud to be an official partner of #UKCharityWeek which took place from 3rd to 9th December 2018 and was designed to give people the opportunity to place awareness and fundraising for charities high on the national agenda.

Visit the #UKCharityWeek website

Our fundraisers' stories

When Ben was 15 years old, he wanted to do something in memory of his dad who died from leukaemia when he was aged just two.

Early last year Ben organised a charity night where he very bravely had his head shaved to raise money for Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK, while one of his father’s friends has his legs waxed!

Read Ben's incredible fundraising story here
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