The nursing team from Belfast City Hospital are leading the way in Blood Cancer Awareness Month as part of Cure Leukaemia’s “Your 14” fundraising campaign.

The team of four Haematology Research Nurses from Northern Ireland will be climbing fourteen floors of the iconic Belfast City Hospital Tower across 14 days in September.

The team’s role at the hospital involves tailoring care for each individual patient taking part in a clinical trial. They screen and select patients who are suitable for haematology trials, and once patients opt in to taking part, the team act as a key contact point and co-ordinate their care.

Clinical Research Nurse Una Wilson said:

“September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and every 14 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with a form of blood cancer.”

“As part of the Research team, we see everyday how valuable the contribution Cure Leukaemia makes towards supporting our roles and promoting new trials that seek to improve the lives and treatments of every person diagnosed with a blood cancer.”

“As a token of our gratitude and to support this wonderful charity, who have always supported us, we plan on climbing 14 floors of the iconic Belfast City Hospital Tower for 14 days!”

“This takes us through the Bridgewater Suite which is where our outpatients are treated, right up to Ward 10 North where many haematology patients are cared for as inpatients.”

This September, as part of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, why not join the nation and take on your own challenge. It can be any activity you like, whether it’s eating 14 sausages, baking 140 cakes or running 1.4km. The possibilities are endless!

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