2022: a year of new beginnings

Looking back at our projects and successes.


In 2022, thanks to your ongoing support, we were able to continue to give more hope to patients with blood cancers and blood disorders and provide second chances at life for those in need of a stem cell transplant.

Despite the unstable political, social and economic environment we were all faced with, together we were able to:

  • register 72,744 new potential lifesavers
  • raise £1,899,000 in fundraising, enough to register a further 47,475 donors
  • provide 302 second chances at life to patients worldwide.

We were also able to deliver some firsts:

Fundraising: We launched a new fundraising challenge, Swabtember, to coincide with blood cancer awareness month. Teams and individuals were challenged to virtually transport swabs between our office in London to Dresden by covering the 635 miles by walking, running swimming or whatever took their fancy!

Donor recruitment: We relaunched our programme of face to face recruitment drives. This year we travelled across the UK from Inverness to Cornwall and were supported to host drives with companies including Siemens, Volkswagen, Deloitte, Highways England.

We were also lucky enough to be supported by football clubs such as Queens Park Rangers, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Raffle held at a drive at Volkswagen
John Stones, Manchester City footballer
Donor drive at Deloitte
Donor drive at Manchester City

Working with communities: We have also delivered more targeted campaigns, using calendar events pertinent to specific communities, such as Eid, Diwali and Black History Month as a purpose for communicating with them. This has resulted in significant increases in registrations from the targeted communities.

We look forward to working together to achieve even more in 2023!

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