Leukaemia helplines

Use our helplines to find out more information and advice on leukaemia

NHS Choices - Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

Leukaemia

Comprehensive information from NHS Choices about Myeloid Leukaemia with links to external websites.

Leukaemia Care

Helpline: 08088 010 444

leukaemiacare.org.uk

Leukaemia CARE is a national blood cancer support charity. We are dedicated to ensuring that anyone affected by blood cancer receives the right information, advice and support. We understand that feelings of shock, anger and loneliness are all common at the time of diagnosis, during treatment and recovery and having someone to talk to, as well as the right information available can be a huge comfort. We not only support patients, but carers and families too who can often carry a lot of the emotional strain when someone they love is diagnosed with a blood cancer.

Bloodwise

Helpline: 0808 2080 888

bloodwise.org.uk

We’re here for everyone affected by blood cancer: whether it’s leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or another blood disorder; whether you’re a patient, family, friend or carer; whether you’re worried about symptoms, in the middle of treatment or adjusting to life afterwards.

MacMillan Cancer Support

Support Line: 0808 808 0000

Leukaemia overview

Information on the forms of Luekaemia, including how it is diagnosed, treatments you might have, possible side effects and how to get further support. If you have any questions about cancer, need support, or if you just want someone to talk to, call the free helpline to talk to a cancer nurse.

Cancer Research UK

To speak to a nurse, call freephone 0808 800 4040

Leukaemia

All about Leukaemia including symptoms and causes, tests to diagnose it, treatment including chemotherapy, intensive treatment (bone marrow or stem cell transplant) and current research. Living with leukaemia covers coping with your diagnosis, diet and exercise after treatment, recovering from a transplant and how Leukaemia and treatment may affect your sex life and fertility.

Clic Sargent

Child Cancer Helpline: 0300 330 0803

clicsargent.org.uk

Every day 10 families are told their child has cancer. As the UK's leading children's cancer charity, CLIC Sargent is the only organisation to offer them all round care and support. That’s because we’re there every step of the way.

The British Bone Marrow Registry

Telephone: 0300 123 23 23

nhsbt.nhs.uk/bonemarrow

The British Bone Marrow Registry is a division of NHS Blood and Transplant, working in co-operation with the other UK bone marrow/blood donor registries, Anthony Nolan, a charity dedicated to saving the lives of patients needing a stem cell transplant and the NHS Cord Blood Bank. Stem cell donations from cord blood can be made at specialist hospitals within the NHS.

The Anthony Nolan Trust

Tel: 0303 303 0303

anthonynolan.org

Stem cell donation

We are there with support, advice and information for people with blood cancer and their families. We match incredible individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants. To sign up you have to be aged 16-30, be generally healthy, weigh over 7st 12lbs (50kg) and have a body mass index (BMI) lower than 40.