Diseases other than cancer

There are many diseases, other than cancer, which can shorten a person’s life or limit the person’s ability to live life fully. There are many organisations which can help with diseases such as MS, Parkinson’s, CJD and other life-limiting illnesses.

British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation was founded in 1961 by a group of medical professionals wanting to fund extra research into the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory disease.

British Lung Foundation

The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is the only UK charity working for everyone affected by lung disease. They focus resources on providing support for people affected by lung disease. The BLF works in a variety of ways, including funding world-class research, campaigning to bring about positive change in lung health and improving treatment, care and support for people affected by lung disease.

Huntington’s Disease Association

The Huntington's Disease Association is a UK registered charity which supports people affected by Huntington's disease. They also provide information and advice to families, friends and healthcare professionals who support Huntington's disease families.

Motor Neurone Disease Association

The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that funds and promotes global research into the disease and provides support for people affected by MND. The Association was formed in 1979 by a group of volunteers who wanted to co-ordinate support, guidance and advice for people affected by the illness.

Multiple Sclerosis Society

Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS. It affects two million more. The Multiple Sclerosis Society offers hope for the future by investing millions in research, and help for today through information, support and campaigning.

Parkinson’s UK

Parkinson's UK is a support and research charity. For more than 40 years they have been working to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's. They are the largest charity funder of Parkinson's research in the UK. So far, they have invested more than £50million in groundbreaking research.

The National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

The incidence of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is monitored in the UK by the National CJD Research & Surveillance Unit (NCJDRSU) based at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Unit brings together a team of clinical neurologists, neuropathologists and scientists specialising in the investigation of this disease.

UK National Kidney Federation

The NKF is the national Kidney Patient charity in the United Kingdom. The Federation’s aim throughout the UK is to promote both the best renal medical practice and treatment, and the health of persons suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease or Established Renal Failure. The NKF also supports the related needs of those relatives and friends who care for kidney patients.


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