Charity launches online support service

A national blood cancer charity has introduced an online support service allowing members of the public to talk to a qualified nurse about blood cancer.

Leukaemia CARE has launched the HealthUnlocked network, which will provide valuable support and information to anybody affected by a blood cancer, their families and friends.

Esther Wroughton, director of CARE for the charity said: “This is an exciting time for Leukaemia CARE. As well as offering the only 24/7 support line in the UK for blood cancers, we are now moving into the online space. Many people say they would like to be able to contact a qualified professional to talk about their diagnosis and now we are able to offer this service.”

The new online community will provide Leukaemia CARE with an online space for people with blood cancer to visit and access support and information from others with the same condition. For four days a week, members of the community can leave their questions with a qualified blood cancer nurse.

Users of the service will benefit from the HealthUnlocked technology, which makes tailored health related recommendations, directs people to useful information, connects them with others with the same health condition and highlights research activities such as clinical trials, which may be of interest.

The new forum can be accessed at

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