Our impact Our projects Our work matters Leukaemia UK is passionate about improving the wellbeing of people living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood disorders. We are proud to be supporting those affected by blood cancer care by: Funding research: Leukaemia UK funds research projects which look at improving treatment options and developing easier ways to diagnose the disease. Our focus has always been on translational research. Offering emotional support: We believe that people who feel supported and emotionally strong. People dealing with a blood cancer diagnosis often need expert counselling to help cope with the impact their condition is having on their lives. Leukaemia UK pioneered the first ever specialist counsellor post to be dedicated to haematology patients and supports a range of other counselling services. Providing financial help: Dealing with an unexpected illness can knock life plans off course for a while which can sometimes have significant financial repercussions. We know this can be a real worry. Leukaemia UK is pleased to be able to offer a one-off grant through our Helping Hand Fund to ease families or individuals through a difficult period. Applications must be supported by your consultant or specialist nurse. Funding excellent facilities: More than 30 years ago, Leukaemia UK saved the haematology department at King's College Hospital in London from closure. Today, it is a world class centre of excellence. With our help, there is now a dedicated haematology ward, named after our founder Derek Mitchell, supported by The Isobel Mitchell Research Facility which was funded by Leukaemia UK. In 2016 we were proud to fund the building and staffing of a new Ambulatory Care Unit which can support patients undergoing transplants on an outpatient basis - yet another major step forward in patient care. See all our projects at King's here. Offering equipment grants: We fund smaller items that make a big difference to people affected by blood cancer. These include better chairs in waiting rooms, small fridges in rooms (essential for cooling cloths when temperatures soar during treatment), pictures to brighten up rooms and, most recently, individual exercise wheels to help patients keep active whilst in isolation.