As long as blood cancer impacts the lives of patients, we will continue with the help of our partners and ground-breaking collaborations to strive for victories over cancer.
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Types of blood cancers exist,
including leukaemia, lymphoma
and multiple myeloma2
Minutes someone in the UK
is diagnosed with blood cancer
or a related disorder2
People are diagnosed
with blood cancer or a
related disorder each day2
MAKE BLOOD CANCER VISIBLE - INSTALLATION
The unveil of the Make Blood Cancer Visible installation in Paternoster Square, London, on 4th September marks the launch of the campaign. Designer Paul Cocksedge has created an installation that gathers 104 three-dimensional letterform sculptures forming a typographic forest of names. The installation represents the 104 individuals that are diagnosed with blood cancer every day,2 raising awareness and shining a light on their experiences by exposing their individual stories.
Each of the pieces symbolises an individual with blood cancer, sized perfectly to match the individual's height and recreating their name in huge vertically placed letters. The sculptures are arranged to reflect the patterns that occur when people gather in crowds, and set in a recurring typeface that emphasises their shared experiences. At night the pieces become illuminated, casting overlapping shadows and taking on a different dimension.
During September, visitors can interact with these sculptures, read the stories of those affected by blood cancer and share photos of their visit on social media using #makebloodcancervisible. You can also make use of the make blood cancer visible Snapchat filter at Paternoster Square.
Paternoster Square EC4M7AG,
located next to St Paul’s Cathedral.
St Paul’s underground station
4th - 30th September 2017.
The installation is open to the general public.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BLOOD CANCER
If you would like to find out more about different kinds of blood cancers and access educational resources, please visit the following patient group websites below:
The Public Survey3
- The Make Blood Cancer Visible public survey was funded by Janssen and conducted by YouGov. Total sample size was 2,044 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 8th-9th August 2017. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).
The Patient Survey4
- The patient survey was funded by Leukaemia CARE and conducted by Quality Health.
- The survey was conducted in the UK and included 1,199 patients in total (486 men and 705 women) and was completed online 26th September - 16th December 2016.
- It included people living with 16 different types of blood cancers, 9 of which were types of leukaemia.
- Bloodwise. Blood cancer awareness month: your impact. Available at https://bloodwise.org.uk/blog/blood-cancer-awareness-month-your-impact. Last accessed August 2017.
Bloodwise. Facts and informaton about blood cancer. Available at
https://bloodwise.org.uk/page/facts-and-information-about-blood-cancer. Last accessed August 2017
- Data on File: Haem_DoF_17Aug2017_MI_TA_002 Haematology – Make Blood Cancer Visible Campaign.
- Data on File: Haem_DoF_17Aug2017_MI_TA_001 Haematology – Make Blood Cancer Visible Campaign.