Who Are Leukemia & Myeloma Research UK?
Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK was founded in 2015. Our mission is to prevent people dying from blood cancer through prevention, research and more effective treatment. Blood cancer is the 3rd biggest cancer killer, claiming more lives than breast or prostate cancer each year. It is the most common type of cancer in children and young people – in fact every day in the UK 27 people are diagnosed with Leukaemia and sadly 12 people die.
What Do Leukemia & Myeloma Research UK Do?
Our goal is to become the leading UK blood-cancer charity specialising in stem-cell therapy by:
1) Raising awareness of stem-cell therapies - blood cancer is complicated, with over 100 known types, many of which are extremely rare, most people’s understanding of it and of treatments remains poor. In fact, recent monitoring on our social media channels demonstrated that just under half of our Facebook followers had not heard of cord blood stem cell banking and did not understand the benefits of storing cord blood stem cells.
2) Offering support and advice to blood cancer patients - we want to provide patients of blood cancer with clear information that would answer their questions, explain terminology, discuss treatments so they are better prepared and able to make informed choices.
3) We want to protect those who are vulnerable to cancer through genetic predisposition by offering a free, or heavily subsidised, stem-cell storage service for economically disadvantaged families. Our project will collect and store umbilical cord blood stem cells at the time of birth, so that the baby (or another member of their family) can use them to treat future diseases including blood cancers. Each extraction and storage costs just over £3,000.
4) We also actively support stem-cell research into blood cancers. The Trustees’ current funding priorities are to advance understanding of stem cells and how they can be used to treat blood cancer patients, particularly through stem cell transplants. Stem cells are currently being used to treat over 80 diseases including leukaemia and bone-marrow cancers. Clinical trials are also ongoing to treat childhood diseases such as cerebral palsy, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease. Our service offers the life-saving option of a transplant for the child, or an immediate relative, and avoids the invasive, painful and expensive procedures of other stem-cell collection, such as bone marrow.
Why Should You Support Leukemia & Myeloma Research UK in the Charity Poll?
Cord Blood stem cells can be used in all parts of the body, giving them the potential to cure hundreds of diseases. Although not our primary objective, we are aware of the huge potential of having a bank of stem cells which can be used to treat blood cancers, as well so many other diseases and illnesses. Recent tests show that the longevity of these cells has proved they are as good 30 years later as on the day they were first extracted and stored. This alone offers huge potential for treatments and cures well into the future, saving the NHS money and resources.
For more information about our work please visit our website at: https://lmruk.org/
Contact Details for Leukemia and Myeloma Research UK
For any enquiries, the charity encourages individuals to give them a call on 0800 368 7309 or send an email on email@example.com.
Their head office can be found at the following adress:
North Mersey Business Centre,
Knowsley Industrial Park,
Frequently Asked Questions About Leukemia & Myeloma
How Can I make a Donation to Leukemia & Myeloma Research UK?
To make a donation, you can either simply donate a sum via the website, or can chose different ways of donation including playing the lottery, donating goods, fundraising and more. For the full list and more details, head over to their donations page.
What Will my Donation to Leukemia & Myeloma Research UK Be Used For?
With your donation, you will be supporting the charity on their mission “to prevent people dying from blood cancer through more effective treatment in the future.” You will be supporting stem cell research into blood cancers, ryou will be helping the charity raise awareness of stem cell therapies and to offer a free stem cell storage service for qualifying families.
Does the Leukemia & Myeloma Research UK Use Animals for Research?
Most of the time the charity does not use animals to carry out cancer research, however at some cases where they are looking at very specific cancer research, the use of animals is essential so blood cancer can be beaten as soon as possible. Animals are only used in instances where there is no alternative.
What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Blood Cancer?
Have a look at this handy infographics and find out more about the most common symptoms of blood cancer including fatigue, easy bruising and weight loss:
How Do I Know if I am Eligible for Your Services?
If you have a history of cancer in your immediate family confirmed in writing by your doctor and have a written recommendation from a specialist approved by LMRUK that a medically proven treatment that the stem cells from your baby could be used to treat your baby or another member of your family, then you wil be eligible providing you meet the funding eligibility criteria enclosed in the application pack.
If My Child Developed Leukemia, Could I use Their Stem Cells To Cure Them?
It is best practice to use someone else's stem cells to treat your child with leukemia, as there can be a genetic predisposition to leukaemia. This will be decided by the transplant technician to the best interest of your child.