What is The Blood Fund?
The haematology department at Hammersmith Hospital is world-renowned for its research and exceptional care for patients with a wide variety of blood disorders, including leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, sickle cell disease and haemophilia.
The Blood Fund is Imperial Health Charity’s fundraising campaign for the department. We want to ensure the team can continue to provide exceptional care to its patients by funding three key areas:
We offer our patients new treatments through ethically approved clinical trials, which are the best way to assess the benefits of these exciting new therapies in a safe and regulated environment. We are limited in the number of trials we can offer because of a shortage of highly-skilled research nurses. Money raised through The Blood Fund will mean more nurses, so we can carry out more vital research.
We want to increase the number of Clinical Nurse Specialists who provide personal care and expert advice, while making our outpatient waiting areas more comfortable with new seating, television screens and artwork.
Funds are urgently needed to allow our younger doctors and scientists to spend more time in the laboratory on research. We want to support these talented young people to develop their careers in blood diseases by giving them time to develop their ideas and prepare grant applications to our national funding bodies.
The Blood Fund Newsletter
Read our bi-monthly newsletter for the latest updates on how the charity is supporting The Blood Fund. You can download the June 2018 edition here.
How you can support The Blood Fund
1. Donate online
To make a donation to The Blood Fund, fill in the form on this page.
2. By text
Donate £5 or £10 by simply texting HAEM60 £5 or £10 to 70070.
3. Send a cheque
Make your cheque payable to Imperial Health Charity and send it to:
Imperial Health Charity
178–180 Edgware Road
London W2 2DS
4. Raise money
Take part in a fundraising event or organise one of your own. Whatever you decide to do to raise money, we will support you every step of the way. To find out more, visit www.imperialcharity.org.uk/fundraising-events.