Bright Red, a dedicated blood cancer support charity, was chosen as UNW's Charity of the Year for 2023/2024.
Based in the Northern Centre for Cancer Care at the Freeman Hospital, Bright Red aims to improve the lives and treatment of people with blood cancer across the north of England. Through care, research and education, they strive to beat illnesses such as leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma myelodysplasia and myeloproliferative diseases.
Originally known as Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant 2000, Bright Red has supported haematology treatment and research within the north of England since 1988. Its investment of over £6 million into haematology has seen diagnosis, treatment and research within the region go from strength to strength. The region now has the second largest bone marrow transplant centre within the UK, treating an increasing number of patients from outside the area.