Janssen Oncology is proud to partner with the following blood cancer patient
organisations for the Make Blood Cancer Visible Campaign

Make Blood Cancer Visible (MBCV) campaign background

September is blood cancer awareness month and we are working together to #MakeBloodCancerVisible.

Blood cancer affects 240,000 adults and children in the UK1 and claims more lives each year than either breast or prostate cancer2.
Yet, blood cancer does not get the priority and recognition it deserves2.
During September, we are calling on governments in the UK to make blood cancer a priority, starting with clear long-term commitments in their next cancer plan.

Please show your support for the
#MakeBloodCancerVisible campaign

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The MBCV campaign is sponsored by Janssen and supported by Anthony Nolan, Bloodwise, CLL Support Association, CML Support, Leukaemia Care, Lymphoma Action, MDS UK, Myeloma UK, and Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (WMUK).

You can help by showing your support. Your simple act could help to ensure people better services, care and treatment in the future.

Dame Kelly Holmes supports to #MakeBloodCancerVisible

Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes is the official ambassador of the 2018 Make Blood Cancer Visible campaign. Kelly's mother, Pamela, died from myeloma (a type of blood cancer) in August 2017. Watch to find out why Kelly believes raising awareness of blood cancer is so important.

Blood cancer is a broad term that's used to describe more than 100 different types of cancer that can affect your blood, bone marrow or lymphatic system?1

See how blood cancer impacts lives. Each week during September, we will share a new personal blood cancer story with you.
Watch each one to find out how you can show your support and help us to

#MakeBloodCancerVisible

The Make Blood Cancer Visible
(MBCV) Campaign Installation

To mark blood cancer awareness month, the MBCV campaign starts at Westfield Stratford, London on Tuesday 4th September.

Featuring 10 life-sized transparent figures, which represent the ‘unseen’ or invisible nature of blood cancer, the roadshow will aim to engage passers-by while encouraging them to show their support for the campaign. Each of the figures will share the individual experience of those living with blood cancer through audio stories, making them seen and heard.

Throughout this month (September), visitors will be invited to interact with the figures and hear individual’s stories. The roadshow is to travel to a further three destinations across the UK after London. For details of locations and dates, please see the map below.

Have you visited the Make Blood
Cancer Visible installation yet?

Share your photos and videos on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag.

#MakeBloodCancerVisible

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  1. Tues 4th - Sat 8th Sept: Westfield Stratford City, London, E20 1EJ
  2. Mon 10th - Sat 15th Sept: Working Street, Cardiff, CF10 1FL
  3. Mon 17th - Sat 22nd Sept: Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, M60 1AY
  4. Mon 24th - Sat 29th Sept: Waverly Mall, Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ

Hear the personal stories of those living with blood cancer

Listen to real people sharing their experiences about living with blood cancer. The variety of ages and backgrounds reflects how many different types of blood cancers there are, and how they can affect anyone, at any time. Each person has their own story to tell, but all with the shared goal to achieve greater awareness and to #MakeBloodCancerVisible.

Please show your support for the
#MakeBloodCancerVisible campaign

I support Share your support accross twitter

A CASE
STUDY FROM

BLOODWISE

Brett

Myeloid Leukaemia

  Listen to my story

A CASE
STUDY FROM

Myeloma UK

Carmen

Multiple Myeloma

  Listen to my story

A CASE
STUDY FROM

MDS UK

Claudia

Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)

  Listen to my story

A CASE
STUDY FROM

CML SUPPORT
GROUP

David

Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML)

  Listen to my story

A CASE
STUDY FROM

CLL SUPPORT
ASSOCIATION

David

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

  Listen to my story

A CASE
STUDY FROM

LYMPHOMA
ACTION

Debbie

Follicular Lymphoma

  Listen to my story

A CASE
STUDY FROM

LEUKAEMIA
CARE

Nick

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

  Listen to my story

A CASE
STUDY FROM

ANTHONY
NOLAN

Pete

Myeloma

  Listen to my story

Welcome to our questionnaire regarding the Blood
Cancer Awareness Month installation

We are collecting feedback from visitors and would like to ask you a few questions about your experience.
The answers you provide will be used to build an overall picture of what people think of this installation.

Blood cancer is the
fifth most common
cancer in the UK?1

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Have you visited the Make Blood Cancer Visible (MBCV) Installation?
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At which location did you visit the installation?
3
How informative did you find the MBCV
installation?

Not very informative

Very informative

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How likely is it that you would recommend the MBCV installation to a friend, family member or colleague?

Not likely at all

Very likely

Janssen takes your privacy very seriously and any responses we collect from you will be anonymous, you will not be identified from the answers you provide. Your responses will be held securely and in confidence and will not be used for any purpose other than for feedback. If you have any questions please contact Charlotte Dowley (CDowley@its.jnj.com).

PATIENT GROUPS

Anthony Nolan is the charity that matches incredible individuals willing to donate their stem cells, to people with blood cancer and blood disorders in desperate need of a lifesaving transplant. Every day, we give three people a second chance of life.

We’re the UK’s leading blood cancer research charity. We fund research to improve treatment and care for people living with all types of blood cancer – including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma – and provide anyone affected with information and support.

CLL Support Association's purpose is to inform, support and empower patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia - the most common leukaemia in adults in the UK - along with their carers, families and friends.

The UK's only patient led, registered charity with a sole focus on Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia

Leukaemia Care is a national blood cancer support charity. We are dedicated to ensuring that anyone affected by blood cancer receives the right information, advice and support.

Lymphoma Action is the UK’s only charity dedicated to lymphoma, the UK’s fifth most common cancer. We’ve been providing in-depth, expert information and wide-ranging support for over 30 years, helping thousands of people affected by lymphoma. Our work drives improvements in the diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare of lymphoma.

Support, Information, Awareness and Campaigns for those affected by blood cancer Myelodysplastic Syndromes.

Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with myeloma, a blood cancer arising from plasma cells. We understand the impact that living with myeloma can have on patients, families and carers. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure and we need your help to do this.

A unique charity partnership of patients, doctors and carers fighting this rare blood cancer.

References

  1. Bloodwise. Blood cancer: https://bloodwise.org.uk/info-support/blood-cancer last accessed August 2018
  2. Bloodwise. Bloodwise response to MPs’ report into the state of blood cancer care in the UK: https://bloodwise.org.uk/community/bloodwise-response-MPs-report-state-blood-cancer-care-uk last accessed July 2018

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Date of preparation: August 2018