The Blood Fund

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:

Clinical research
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.
 
Patient care
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.
 
Support for the scientists of the future
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.
 
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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 latest edition here.

How you can help

1. Get in touch
To speak in confidence with Imperial Health Charity's Director of Development, Hayley Pannick, call 020 3857 9852 or email hayley.pannick@imperialcharity.org.uk

2. Donate online
To make a donation online, please complete the form on this page.

3. Send a cheque
Please make your cheque payable to Imperial Health Charity and send it to:

The Blood Fund
Imperial Health Charity
178–180 Edgware Road
London W2 2DS

4. Raise money
You can support our work by taking part in a fundraising event or organising one of your own. Our experienced fundraising team can offer lots of advice and support to help you along the way.
To find out more and browse our current fundraising events, click here.