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Support groups

York Haematology Support Group

York Haematology Support Group was set up in 2009 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 will start on Thursday 13th April 2023. (please note the changed date)

Future speakers and events will be posted soon after the first meeting. 

2022 programme & invited speakers
  • First meeting took place on May 5th 2022 
  • 9 June - Dr Maxine Lamb, Research Fellow, University of York
  • 7 July - Dr Rebecca Sheridan, Research Fellow, University of York
  • 1 September - Andy Wilson, Yorkshire Cancer Research
  • 6 October - Dr Alan Anthoney, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • 3 November - Julie Russell, York Against Cancer
  • 8 December - Christmas buffet (please note changed date)
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