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Support groups

York Haematology Support Group

York Haematology Support Group was set up in 2011 by Carol Miller, a blood cancer survivor living in York. It offers the opportunity for patients, family members and friends affected by blood cancer or related disorders to get together in an informal setting, to chat about their experiences and support one another. It is an active group, generally attended by around 20-30 people, including a guest speaker who may be a researcher, haematology doctor or nurse, or someone involved in broader support services.

Anyone affected by a blood cancer or related disorder is welcome to attend and can contact Carol Miller for more information at:, 01904 330705.

The group meets at 7:00pm on the first Thursday of every month, at Huntington Working Men's Club, 1 North Moor Road, Huntington, York, YO32 9QS.

2023 programme of talks and events

Thursday 13th April - General meetng and catch-up after the long break.

Thursday 4th May - Prof. Ian Hitchcock talking about the new Centre for Blood Research at University of York.

Thursday 8th July - Andy Wilson, Yorkshire Cancer Research talk about how Henrietta Lacks' cancer cells came to be used in labs worldwide.

Friday 16th June - Group visit to Prof. David Kent's lab at University of York, lunch and tour of facilities, with discussion of future research.

Thursday 13th July - Dr. Bill Grey talking about creating a new medicine for AML patients and how it works.

No meeting in August.

Thursday 14th September - Mcmillan Cancer Support - intorducing a new intitiative

Thursday 5th October - Professor Adele Fielding talking about her research and clinical work in ALL

Thursday 2nd November - TBC

Thursday 7th Decemebr - Christmas Buffet!

For details of other support groups within the area, please visit the Yorkshire Cancer Community website.

Charity support lines

The following support lines are available for people living with cancer:

  • Cancer Research UK | 0808 800 4040
  • Blood Cancer UK | 0808 2080 888
  • Leukaemia Care | 08088 010 444
  • Lymphoma Action | 0808 808 5555
  • Myeloma UK | 0800 980 3332
  • Macmillan Cancer Support | 0808 808 0000