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Leukaemia and other Allied Blood disorders

If your child is affected by a disability or medical condition we can help. Call our freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555 to get information, support and advice. You can also browse our range of parent guides on aspects of caring for a disabled child in our resource library.

To meet other parents see support groups below or meet other parents online in our online community.

Please see below for reliable medical information on Leukaemia produced by alternative providers.

NHS Choices (Acute myeloid leukaemia - AML) (Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia - ALL) (Chronic myeloid leukaemia - CML) (Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia - CLL)

Although alternative links have been selected with great care, Contact cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or errors. Alternative information providers comply with the Information Standard and give details of their quality control procedures on their website, which includes review of information by a qualified medical professional.

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Tel: 0808 2080 888

Bloodwise is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 216032 and in Scotland No. SC037529. It provides information about leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, childhood leukaemia and other blood disorders. The Bloodwise community is an online space that enables people to find information, share knowledge and experiences and connect with others affected by blood cancer.

Group details last updated July 2018.

Leukaemia CARE

Helpline: 08088 010 444

Leukaemia CARE is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 259483. It provides information and support to anyone affected by blood cancer. It offers a freephone helpline and runs support groups across the UK.

Group details last updated July 2018.

Leukaemia Cancer Society

Tel: 020 8374 4821
Email: via website or

The Society is a registered charity in England and Wales No. 1040984. It is dedicated to ensuring that more people with blood cancer survive, have the best possible quality of life and that their families and carers get the information and support they need. The Leukaemia Cancer Society raises money for the recruitment of volunteer bone marrow donors, research, education and patient care.

Group details last reviewed July 2018.

The following organisations also provide support and information to families caring for children with leukaemia (see entry Cancer):

  • Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG)
  • Kids Cancer Charity
  • CLIC Sargent
  • Teenage Cancer Trust
  • The Childhood Cancer Parent Alliance.

Other organisations providing support and information covering all types of cancers and leukaemias but not specially geared to children are listed below (see entry Cancer):

  • Macmillan Cancer Support

Additionally there are a number of very supportive local self help groups around the country. If you want to contact one of these and have been unable to do so through the organisations in this directory please call Contact's freephone helpline.