At Bloom one of our aims is to help improve the well-being of patients, whilst supporting & investing in the development of medical staff. So of course we jumped at the chance to sponsor nurses, Clare, Sian, Leah, Andrea & Angela to attend @The European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation conference in Germany. They were able to expand their knowledge about the latest developments in stem cell transplantation, which will help them improve patient care & help limit post transplant complications.
Thank you & well done to Mark & Linda for completing the Spring 10k yesterday, 5th May 2019 in the wind & rain to raise funds for Bloom. Also a huge well done to their grandchildren, Harry & Sam for completing the kids 1k on Saturday, 4th May 2019🥇
The Greatest Show Charity Gala is fast approaching and we have a new venue this year and we have some fantastic prizes on the night to be won.
As you all know, I’ve been recovering from cancer over the last two years and as always I want to give back something to the nurses that helped me along that journey as well as others who are going through that journey currently.
This year, the event will be held at The Cinnamon Brow Farm in Cinnamon Brow, Warrington on Friday 16th August from 7.30pm the night will consist of live entertainment and music from the fantastic Danny Fallows along with a prize draw with several showcase prizes to be won on the evening including donations from the world famous Ritz Hotel in London, Virgin Trains, Lyons Holiday Parks, Show & Theatre Tickets plus lots lots more plus some items to auction on the evening plus we will have a delicious Gourmet Pie & Peas Supper provided by our donors Pieminister Award Winning Pies of Bristol.
We will have side stalls etc on the evening including my Carousel Candy Cart with lots of Treat Cones, Treat Boxes and The BIG TOP Beauty Treat Boxes plus Popcorn & Candy Floss to complete that carnival feel.
All proceeds will go to the Bloom Appeal Liverpool and The Clatterbridge Cancer Nurses on Ward 7Y at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
There is no ticket price, just a donation at the door, so that it is affordable to everyone to come along and enjoy young and old, so that we can help raise awareness and fight this terrible disease.
If you are interested, please let me know, so I can place your name on the guest list and I will send you reserved ticket details at a later date or request tickets through the link below.
Last year we had a great evening and we raised over £2000 which was fantastic.
The link for tickets is below :
If anyone would like to donate any prizes for the Grand Raffle or if anyone has any contacts with regards to Entertainers, Performers or Auction Items please private message me.
Thankyou and I hope to see you on the evening.
Some other red men with fabulous football skills! Boultings ltd had their annual football tournament and one team in particular caught our eye! Hope your skills were as good as you looked guys!
How excited? On a scale of 1 -10? 100!!!!
The fabulous Lee Butler and fantastic Steve Cocky are joining forces with the amazing FACEvents to bring their Ravin Fit to the Liverpool Olympia on March 16th. if you are over 16 and want a workout that feels like a night out then this is for you. They are generously splitting the proceeds between us and the Liverpool Women's Hospital
📆 16th of March
🕐 6pm - 7pm
This is going to be our BIGGEST production yet! 🙌
🖥 Video walls
🔈 Massive state of the art sound system
🎆 Stunning lighting system
🎤 Live PA to be announced
👩🎤 FREE face glitter
Tickets are on sale NOW! Get to Skiddle
Don't miss the only opportunity this year to see the fabulous John Jorgenson's Electric Band. John last visited Liverpool in 2014. He is a world-class musician best known for working with the Desert Rose Band and The Hellecasters. He's collaborated with Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti and Bob Dylan to mention just a few. There has been huge interest and the tickets are selling fast with all the proceeds going to Bloom.
So if you'd like to get your dancing shoes on and grab a ticket before they are all gone - contact Frank 07786 908 410
The date for the diary is 1st October 2019 at Haig House Club, Woolton Road, Garston, L19 5NQ. Tickets are only £20 with the proceeds going to Bloom.
To read more about John and hear his music follow the link
One thing guaranteed to make scientists smile is new equipment! So we were very happy to fund a new PCR block for Professor Dave MacEwan's lab in the Institute of Translational Medicine at the University of Liverpool. Prof MacEwan's group study survival pathways in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia with the aim of identifying new avenues for therapy. Pictured beside the shiny new gorgeous machine are Masters of Research students Elisha and Jack.
We are delighted to share that we have been chosen to be Boulting Ltd’s corporate charity this year! With HQ in Warrington and local offices around the UK they provide engineering solutions for Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation and Control services to a range of industries in the UK and internationally. With more than 900 employees, we can’t wait to see what they get up to!
Don't forget to tune into BBC Two for the new series of Hospital on the 10th January to see the wonderful work the hospitals in our region do. The series was filmed between October and December 2018 and shows the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Alder Hey, the Walton Centre, the Women's Hospital, Aintree and Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital.
We’ve scored an absolute hole in one with Bunkers Golf Society! We'd like to say a huge thank you to them for choosing us as their Captain’s Charity for 2019! In 2012 Bunkers Golf Society was set up and through their love of the game they find the best golf deals and packages for their members. This year they are going to be fundraising for us at their 16 days out, their end of season trip and any social events they hold throughout the season. To keep up to date with how Bunkers are getting on be sure to keep an eye on our website and Facebook page or visit them at https://www.bunkersgolfsociety.com/
Huge thanks to Amanda and all her colleagues at TEP - The Environment Partnership. They are pictured here presenting a cheque to our trustee Frank after making us their charity for the year. This donation will go towards helping blood cancer patients in Merseyside and also funding the new blood cancer Teenage and Young Adult Suite.
TEP Warrington office held a Halloween Spooktacular bake sale and fancy dress competition, with all donations going towards The Bloom Appeal. Amazing effort everyone and thanks to all who donated and took part!
Massive thanks to Gillian Macklin-Percy, her aunty Dot and Mum who raised a tinseltastic £260 at the Christmas fayre at Swanside Community Centre. If you missed a chance to get some Christmas gifts they will also be at the Court Hey Methodist Church table Top sale on Saturday, 24th November, so why not pop along and say hi!
Starting on the 1st December you can walk, dance or run your way to a million steps in 100 days and help us and Clatterbridge Cancer Centre & Charity raise £100,00 for a new cancer unit in Liverpool for Teenagers and Young Adults.
You need to take at least 10,000 steps a day to reach your million and can record your progress using a Fitbit, pedometer or smartphone.
If 10,000 steps a day seems a bit much for one person, then why not make it a family or workplace challenge and split the steps between you to reach your goal.
It's free and easy to sign up, just call 0151 556 5566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for your free fundraising guide and set up your Virgin Money Giving page to start raising funds!
If you would like to strut your steps in one of our lovely Bloom t-shirts or send us your photographs to help keep your fellow steppers motivated, then please email us at email@example.com or message us on Facebook.
Before you get stepping, you’ll receive your free fundraising guide (available soon!), it's packed with fundraising tips, advice on increasing your steps, a handy log to record your activity and that all important sponsor form.
Why take part?
Not only will you be moving towards a healthier you, but you'll be helping two of Merseyside & Cheshire's best loved charities.
Last year, treatment for solid tumour cancers and blood cancers were brought together in Liverpool for the first time. Now, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is building a brand new cancer hospital in the heart of the city.
Many teenagers and young people are affected by blood cancers, so we've teamed up with Clatterbridge to fund a brand new unit at the hospital for these patients. It'll be a dedicated space for youngsters to receive their cancer treatment, with access to the facilities and services they need, specialist staff and a space where they can chill out and socialise with people their own age.
But we need your help! Every step is a step closer to that £100,000 we need to build this incredible unit.
Our lovely craft ladies from St Anne's will be selling their gorgeous creations and raising funds for Bloom this Saturday, 1st December. So why not head along to St Margaret's School, Aigburth Road where you can pick up some lovely personal gifts or some of our fantastic Christmas cards.
We are thrilled to be joining forces with CCC in a bid to raise £100,000 for the Teenage & Young Adult (TYA) unit at Liverpool’s first cancer hospital. Due to the risk of infection after treatment, young patients can spend weeks in hospital. The TYA is a place they can go to relax, communicate with friends, through Skype and use the game consoles. Chris shares his story about his journey to diagnosis, treatment and the benefits of having access to the TYA.
If you would like to get involved and help raise funds for this fabulous project then please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.
Dr James Austin, a post doctoral researcher in the University of Liverpool, recently received a Bloom Appeal travel grant. Here he is presenting his work on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Well done James, we are sure your hard work was well received.
So pleased that our Christmas cards are being sold at the Liverpool Cathedral. Each pack contains 10 cards of one design. They are flying off the shelves here so if you fancy some then just message us.
On the 17th November Swanside Community Centre are having their Christmas Fayre. Pop in and say hi to Gillian and her family who are being fabulous and raising funds for us there selling lovely crafts, knitted items and things to get sorted for Christmas. 🎄🎅
Thank you to TEP from every one at Bloom.
It looks like you had a great day raising funds for us with your World Cup themed bake sale and games day.
The Great North Run and brave staff abseiling from a crane at Newcastle Quayside
November 10th, sees the return of our, Whats New in Lymphoma day with Lymphoma Action. One of our speakers is Dr Arvind Arumainathan. Dr Arumainathan is a consultant haematologist with an interest in Lymphoma/CLL, and is the NHS lead for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre’s Lymphoma/CLL team. He has had a significant role in the integration of haemato-oncology (blood cancer) into The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. He will be speaking on the recent developments in high grade non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
This year we have our very own Christmas cards. We know its early but imagine how smug you can be telling all your friends that you are already organised! The cards are really pretty. They are £3.25 for a pack of 10 and one design per pack. If anybody wanted to get one, three or thirty that’d be great!
We are looking forward to sending out Christmas wishes to our friends and family with a card that helps others and means something to us as well.
If you are interested in getting some please message us via facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some very happy doctors and scientists who accepted a cheque for us today from the amazing FACEvents team. This fantastic donation will go a long way to helping us make a difference for blood cancer patients and research into these diseases here in Merseyside.
TICKETS ON NOW!!!!! Proud to announce our next show in the Legendary Liverpool Olympia Theatre! All our Residents & Massive Special Guest TBA! 👀 We are Teaming up with ScanGuardian who will be providing Full airport style Security with Body Scanners / Metal Detectors & ID SCANNERS! ☝🏻 We want everybody to have the best time but also in the SAFEST environment! ✌️Expect everything from our last shows but with an even BIGGER Production 😬😃😜
Barbara is walking to raise money for the Bloom Appeal as a thank you to the teams who helped saved her life. Her aim is to raise enough money to contribute meaningfully to on-going research and care.
Barbara’s dog, Kiwi is also completing the walk to raise funds for her second charity, Animal Free Research UK. Barbara says, “I am painfully aware of the cost of my treatment to animal lives. I did not have the courage to refuse treatment for conscience sake but now want to help work towards a time when the use of live animals can be replaced by micro-technology and other alternatives”.
To read Barbara’s full story and/or support her and Kiwi in their challenge. follow the link below:
To see how Barbara's challenge is going or even join her on part of the walk, then please follow the link to see where she is:
TEP is an award-winning consultancy providing multi-disciplinary environmental services to clients in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Each year TEP staff vote to support a specific charity and their chosen charity for 2018 is The Bloom Appeal, a charity close to their hearts. So far, TEP staff and their families have raised funds for The Bloom Appeal by taking part in the Liverpool Kids 1k and the Great North Run, abseiling from a crane at Newcastle Quayside, and holding a World Cup themed bake sale and games day.
For the 2019 fundraising year, TEP are supporting The Bloom Appeal.
TEP Senior GIS and Environmental Consultant, Amanda Plumb and her daughters have already got the fundraising off to a fantastic start by taking part in the Liverpool Kids 1k, raising a brilliant £185 so far! If you would like to make a donation we have a Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tepbloomappeal
We ❤️ seeing our blood cancer research scientists smile. They did today when the new light box arrived from us. It’s a tiny piece of equipment but this pocket rocket is essential to allow them to view proteins and DNA, and will be used routinely every day. Thanks to all our supporters who help us and our scientists.
We received a lovely letter and donation from Lily Grace & Emma Rose in memory of their super mum, Sandra. The girls were sponsored for the 1k at the Liverpool Spring 10k, 5k, Kids 1k and then they visited mum Amanda at TEP - The Environment Partnership to sell our pin badges. Keep up the good work girls and thank you for supporting us so well.
Another amazing donation has been received from the Liverpool Provincial Club. Local children participated in multiple activities that helped raise a whopping £1,000! We are extremely grateful for this generous donation and hope the children had lots of fun along the way. Awesome work, well done!
Stresa, Italy. A lovely location for the second European Research Initiative on CLL workshop on TP53 Analysis in CLL. Our NHS scientists are learning more about clinical diagnostics to provide a better service for our patients..
Looking fit and ready for the RunTatton Park - 10K are the Longer Faster Running Club! Some great times were achieved. Well done everyone!
Fantastic pic stolen from Cheshire Elite Photography of Lee Butler from the unbelievably brilliant night put on by FACEvents. The work these guys do and support they give is outstanding! Thank you so so much.
We’re doing it all over again in the Camp And Furnace on the 2nd March 2018. 👌🎉😜
All our Residents + 2 massive headliners 😮😮
Get your tickets to avoid disappointment 🔥😜🎉
These trustees of ours! Good luck to Emily her friend Amy taking on the scouse 5K today. Green really is your colour darling.
It was bound to happen. If you’ve got your tickets then we’ll see you for one of the best nights in the city arranged by FACEvents and their great team.
Christmas has come early for our University of Liverpool researchers in Haematology. Thanks to the hard work of our supporters and the guys at FACEvents they have a new and essential refrigerated microcentrifuge. Road testing the new machine are Dr Mark Glenn, Dr Andrew Duckworth and students Anil Mondru and Martina Sykorova.
We are hugely fortunate to be supported by FACEvents. Unless you've been living on the North Pole you'll know that they are hosting another massive night in the city with sets from Lee Butler, Mark Armstrong, Paul Bleasdale, Alan Hartley, Real Ricco and so many more. If you want to know more about what drives these guys then click on this link.
Thanks again - can't wait for the 10th November. See you at Camp and Furnace.
Thanks Mark Armstrong. The support from FACEvents is amazing. With your help we've bought some new equipment for the research labs so when it arrives we'll get you in to see it and meet some of the scientists you've made VERY happy!
Congratulations to Liverpool Harrier and Bloom Appeal friend Dejene Gezimu. He's only gone and won the Alder Hey 10k in an eye watering 32:08! Feet of flames! And well done to his coach Tony, from FACEvents, AMAZING RUNNING!
A massive THANK YOU to HMRC Bootle office who raised £216.79 For us by doing Afternoon tea in their lunch time... looks yummy too !
Spending the day with some of the Liverpool University Haematology scientists hearing about their current research.
They are back and bigger than ever! Team Bodge It take on the Screw ball rally again in memory of their great friend Dan Thexton and to support the Bloom Appeal! May the force be with you!.
Thanks to the family of Christine Terry who came in to see us today and made a generous donation in memory of Christine. It was lovely to meet them and thank them personally for their support. They are pictured here with some of the staff who cared for Christine while she was a patient in the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
A well attended educating day. With talks from Dr Arvind Arumainathan, Dr Kalakonda, and Professor Pettitt to name a few. "Understanding your CLL and Lymphoma", treatments available, managing fatigue and psychological aspects of cancer care all featured in the talks. We aim to make this an annual event.
Well done to Paul Johnson who supported The Bloom Appeal at the Ormskirk 10K. Hope you enjoyed the race!
Thanks to FACEvents and all our amazing supporters, a new qPCR and microfuge will be heading to the Liverpool University Haematology Research labs. This will really help our scientists.
Flo is Steve's Mum, the owner of THISISLIVIN in Crosby. All of us at The Bloom Appeal wish you a fantastic time on
The Great British Bake Off. We are sure you will do really well. Thanks also to THISISLIVIN for your continued support.
Fantastic News! After our coffee morning at THISISLIVIN in May we are proud to say that Louise Latham, a friend of Bloom and helper on the day, helped to secure matched funding from Barclays Bank with an extra £500 being donated.
THANK YOU LOU.
Really looking forward to this event.. Have you got your tickets yet? We will be there having a dance. Hope to see you there too ! .
What a FANTASTIC day we had at our family fun day. We raised just over £700 which will be match funded by Barclaycard. THANK YOU to everyone involved with the day; Susie Bluebell, the stall holders, Time for Ted, Super Signers, Fishtails group, Dave Brennan, Stewart, Ben and all the staff at The Punch Bowl Lunt... the list is endless.
One of our aims is to invest in the education of our healthcare professionals. Lauren, specialist lymphoma nurse at the Royal, is about sit her Clinical Examination allowing her to develop her clinical skills and make clinical assessments. She is doing this with the full support of the Bloom Appeal to help her help our patients. She's pictured here with Bloom Appeal Trustee Emily. Good luck Lauren!
With less than 2 weeks until our CLL/Lymphoma conference with Lymphoma Association, have you registered? For further info or help please email us email@example.com
We'd love to see you there
8 weeks until the Understanding your CLL/Lymphoma with Lymphoma Association. Regsiter at https://www.lymphomas.org.uk/Liverpool and come and speak to physicians and health care workers who can help you.
Congratulations to our Trustee, Elkan Abrahamson who was recently awarded an honorary degree from the University of Liverpool. He's pictured on his big day withe vice chancellor Prof Janet Beer.
Get it in your diary! Another fantastic event coming up Friday 10th November.
At The Punch Bowl Vintage Inn, Lunt Road,Liverpool, L29 7WA
Craft and Food stalls, Kids activities,
Huge thanks to Sonia who ran the Liverpool Half Marathon for us. Her first one. She presented her cheque with her good friend Noreen Palmer and gorgeous granddaughter. She ran in memory of Mibbs Palmer. Accepting the cheque were our trustees Elkan and Frank with nurses Chris and Rose and Dr Kalakonda. Thank you Sonia! And keep running!
More celebrations (and cake🍰) in the research labs today. Sofia Karatasaki had her PhD examination. Sofia, from Athens, was supervised by Dr Joe Skulsky, Prof Andy Pettit and Prof Mike Clague..
We are pleased to announce that in partnership with Lymphoma Association we will be hosting the Understanding your CLL/Lymphoma conference at the Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre on Saturday 23rd September.
The programme will feature talks from regional medical and nursing experts as well interactive workshops. It will also give patients the chance to meet others affected in a supportive and relaxed environment. For more information and to register please go to https://www.lymphomas.org.uk/Liverpool
What a FANTASTIC night we had on Thursday 20th July at Thisislivin Crosby. We raised£1,317.65. Thanks to Savvy, LADY MUCK, Beauty Wonderland, Ruby Blue Lane, Love Lilly, Ayuthaya Thai restaurant, Slaters, Prinny Pamper Parlour, Fusion Hair, Everton Football Club, Restaurant Bar and Grill, Turtle Bay, Anthony Brown Artist and friends and family for your kind donations. Thank also to our wonderful singers who volunteered their time. Major thank you to Ste & Marie and all the staff at This is Livin for having us. We really do appreciate it 👍
We are holding a charity night and would love to invite you. For tickets please call Jo 07507862943 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can donate a raffle or auction prize FABULOUS..Let us know and we can arrange collection.
Huge thanks to Sue and her fellow runners of the Longer Faster Running Club who are supporting us this year and donating their 2017 subs. Thank you 🙂
To celebrate Omar's recent PhD success he enjoyed some cake with his haematology colleagues. Sadly his supervisors Prof Pettitt, Prof Coupland and Dr Lin couldnt be there but it meant more cake for everybody else! YAY!
Well done Omar!
NHS scientist Bryony is analysing CML screening results on the light cycler.
Enjoyed the sunshine in Liverpool ONE Official today! Thanks to the trustees, scientists and some great friends that joined us. And thanks to everyone who stopped by to say HELLO! We raised £139.42
Jo (The Bloom Team) & her partner Tony, (Leukaemia service Manager) walked 15 miles on the Wirral Coastal Walk, pictured here at the end awaiting a nice cold drink....You can still sponsor by copying: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/JoanneStephens2.
All support much appreciated. 😎
Whoa Nelly!!! Early bird tickets have GONE! If you want to come to one of THE BEST club classic nights on Merseyside from FACEvents get down to 3B Records and Skiddle for tickets! Nov 10...see you there
BLOOM NEEDS YOU !! We have an upcoming bucket collection organised for Saturday 22nd July..If you can spare an hour or two to help it would be much appreciated.Please contact us via contact page. Many thanks.
Here's haematology PhD student Ishaque Sayeed, from Prof Pettitt's lab, with his supervisor Dr Jack Zuang presenting his work at the iwCLL meeting.
Good luck to Tom and Sonia, both running the Rock 'n' Roll Liverpool Marathon & 1/2 Marathon today! Go guys!
Well done Sonia! Completing her first ever half marathon in memory of her friend Mibbs. She has raised a fantastic amount for us, so also a huge thanks to all who supported her. You still can support by going to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SoniaBassey
Here she is, still smiling, during and after the race with enjoying some well earned rehydration!!!!
Great morning at Thisislivin Crosby for The Bloom Appeal....Great raffle with donations from Thisislivin , The Punch Bowl, K&K Butchers Old Roan and Maghull Square...family and friends who donated homemade cakes and other raffle prizes and books...£536.10p raised ...Delighted !!
Well done to everyone who ran for us in the Liverpool Spring 10k, 5k, Kids 1k in Sefton park this morning. It was great to see so many Bloom tshirts running past, your support is much appreciated- thanks everyone! See you tomorrow, same time & place for the 10K!
Glorious morning at Sefton park today for The Liverpool Spring 10k (Liverpool Spring 10k, 5k, Kids 1k). Thanks to everyone who took part in support of The Bloom Appeal, you all did fantastic & it was great to see so many of you there. Hopefully see you all again next year!
Good luck to our amazing scientists going to New York to present their work at the iwCLL conference
Here is Dr Gina Eagle presenting her work at the iwCLL meeting in New York 👏🏻🗽🇺🇸
Well done to Dave, Mel, Maria and James. Proud winners of the Bloom Appeals Thornton's Eggs! Pictured are James and Dave with their choc. Thanks to all who bought a ticket and helped us raise £74!
.What a great evening on the Cavern Club Liverpool magical Mystery Beatles tour with the Liverpool Haematology Patient support Group.
Today we met back up with the amazing guys from FACEvents to receive this fantastic donation. Massive thank you to Liverpool Barclays for supporting us too. This donation will go towards improving outcomes for Merseyside blood cancer patients and to help blood cancer research carried out in the region. Thank you.
Well done Prof Pettitt! 3:51:13 in the Virgin London Marathon
Totes Amazing! Hope you've got your feet up and relaxing now!
A great afternoon was had by all last Sunday at the Fashion Show...Bargains galore !!
Thank you so much Rose for all your hard work we really do appreciate it.. Pictured here with Cynthia..also some happy shoppers....
MORE EXCITING NEWS.... WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT. Thisislivin Crosby THIS IS LIVIN IN CROSBY HAS COME ON BOARD AS A SPONSOR... LOTS OF EXCITING EVENTS COMING UP WATCH THIS SPACE ..
Congratulations & Well Done to Leanne & David Sumner who successfully climbed Snowdon on Saturday to raise money for us. A fantastic achievement and one that they said they really enjoyed. Thanks to both Leanne & David and to everyone who sponsored them, your help & support is really appreciated
BIG THANK YOU TO NHS URGENT CARE 24 Staff, and to Pat Maddocks and Laura Stockton for orgainising this great event..looks like lots of fun..
Urgent Care 24 - Out of Hours Doctors (UC24)
The staff at UC24 organised an EASTER BONNET WEEKEND during which bonnets were made, turbans worn and baskets - some full of sweets adorned their call centre during the Easter Weekend.
Whilst this generated a lot of goodwill and some laughs, this also raised £ 170.00 for the Bloom Appeal.
Staff at the call centre generously posed with their best smiles and bonnets.
So excited for this event, get your dancing shoes on!!
Massive well done to Stuart and Bianca. They've only gone and done the World's Greatest Shave to support blood cancer patients in Australia. Stuart is from Raby and it's good to see he is sharing the Cairns sunshine with us today! You look great guys!
We are very happy to say that for the next year we will be supporting our local Liverpool Blood Diseases Bank for leukaemia and lymphoma research. For nearly 30 years they have collected material from patients who have kindly donated samples for research. Biobank manager, Dr Melanie Oates (pictured) said that they are thrilled by the Bloom Appeal's support as the samples they collect are currently being used in approx 20 projects in the research labs. Also pictured are some of the items required to collect and process these samples.
This is Jenny. Jenny is an MLA Associate Practitioner in the Immunophentoyping Lab at the Royal. Every week they receive in excess of 100 patient samples and an average of 5 slides for each sample is stored. Part of Jenny's work is preparing the slides for curating and archiving. Its a big job but the Bloom Appeal has bought Jenny a machine that will help her lots so she can spend her time helping diagnose blood malignancies. Jenny is very happy...and so are we. Thanks to all our supporters who helped us help Jen!