Covid-19 information for Haematology patients

We understand that the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak will be an anxious time for our patients and their families. We have compiled a list of links to some of the information currently available from reputable UK organisations regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus infection and different blood disorders in one place for you here. This is a fast-changing situation, but we will keep updating this list as we receive more resources.

General information

Protecting vulnerable patient groups and COVID-19 (UK Government)

Coronavirus: what you need to do (UK Government)

Covid vaccination

Covid vaccines and Haematology patients – statement from the British Society of Haematology

Covid vaccination for patients with bleeding disorders

Covid vaccination for patients having chemotherapy

Covid vaccination for patients with lymphoma

Covid vaccination for patients with myeloma

Covid vaccination for patients with blood cancers

Covid vaccination for patients on immunosuppression

Covid vaccination for patients with haemoglobinopathy (sickle cell disease and thalassaemia)

Covid vaccination for patients with platelet disorders (including immune thrombocytopenia)

Guidance for specific patient groups

Aplastic anaemia (The Aplastic Anaemia Society UK)

Bleeding disorders and COVID-19 (The Haemophilia Society)

Immune thrombocytopenia and COVID-19 (updated July 2020) – much of the advice here would also apply to patients with autoimmune haemolytic anaemia, which uses many of the same treatments (UK ITP forum)

Inherited red cell disorders and COVID-19 (such as sickle cell disease and thalassaemia) (UK Red Cell Network)

Updated information about patients with inherited red cell disorders who contract COVID-19 (UK Red Cell Network – November 2020) with outcome infographic and specific information for patients with thalassaemia (June 2020)

Sickle Cell Anaemia and COVID-19

Covid-19 vaccine for patients with sickle cell anaemia, thalassaemia and inherited red cell disorders

Diamond-Blackfan anaemia (UK Haemoglobinopathy Coordinating Centres)

Patients who have had a splenectomy or have poor splenic function (British Society of Haematology)

Haemochromatosis (Haemochromatosis UK)

MPN Voice COVID-19 advice for patients with myeloproliferative disorders (polycythaemia vera, essential thrombocythaemia and primary myelofibrosis)

Blood cancers and COVID-19 (Bloodwise)

Lymphoma Action UK COVID-19 information

Myeloma UK COVID-19 information hub

Amyloidosis and COVID-19 (National Amyloidosis Centre)

Leukaemia UK COVID-19 information page

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Support COVID-19 information page

Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia on tyrosine kinase inhibitors (National Cancer Research Institute CML Subgroup)

Patients with blood clots and COVID-19 (Thrombosis UK)

We will be undertaking most of our necessary outpatient appointments by telephone or video wherever possible in the coming months, and rescheduling some appointments until later in the year. We will be trying to minimise the need for you to come to the hospital wherever we can.

If you need to reschedule an appointment, please contact the secretaries on 01603 286897 or via email

For urgent clinical problems, please contact our Specialist Nurse team on 01603 646753