We choose the Omaze Million Pound House Draw charity partners very carefully. Blood Cancer UK is an incredible organisation making a radical difference to those living with blood cancer in the UK. The ripple effects of its pioneering research can also be felt globally.
Over 60 years, Blood Cancer UK has invested more than £500 million in blood cancer research which has led to a long line of breakthroughs that have improved treatments and saved lives. Its cutting-edge research into blood cancer’s causes and treatments has influenced clinical practice across the world. Blood Cancer UK’s investment in blood cancer research has provided crucial insights into how cancers develop, as well as informing its tests and treatments. Much of this learning has helped people with other types of cancer and diseases. It’s hard to imagine just how many people’s lives this wonderful charity had touched.
But there’s still much more to be done before we see a day where blood cancer is finally beaten. Just by entering the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, you’ll be supporting Blood Cancer UK’s vital work. Because, together we can be the generation to beat blood cancer.
Blood Cancer UK’s Chief Executive Gemma Peters said: “We have been funding research for 60 years. But we need to speed up the pace of this funding over the next 30 years. If we do this, we’ll be in a position to ensure there are more effective treatments for every type of blood cancer. We can beat them all!”
What is blood cancer? Blood cancer is a term that's used to describe many different types of cancer that can affect your blood, bone marrow or lymphatic system. It happens when something goes wrong with the development of your blood cells. Around 40,000 people are diagnosed with blood cancer each year in the UK, and around 250,000 people are currently living with blood cancer. A quarter of people with blood cancer are diagnosed as an emergency admission. Knowing what to look out for can make all the difference because the earlier blood cancer is detected, the greater the chance of successfully treating it. Read more about how to spot the symptoms of blood cancer.
By entering the Omaze Million Pound House draw you’ll support Blood Cancer UK and you could also win a stunning £3,000,000 coastal house in Cornwall! Dream big and help change lives.