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BCNI took part in the Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Day Launch
Feb 05 2019 Posted: 15:47 GMT
BCNI took part in the Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Day Launch on 1st Feb
BCNI were delighted to be invited by the Irish Cancer Society to the 2019 launch of Daffodil Day. The launch took place in Dublin and was attended by Minister for Health Simon Harris and Irish Cancer Society CEO Averil Power. There were a range of speakers on the day including Minister Harris, Ms Power and patients who shared their experiences of using the society’s services such as the night nurse service, volunteer drivers and the cancer nurseline.
Dr Robert O’Connor, Head of Research for the society, spoke about the importance of cancer research. A patient who had taken part in a clinical trial spoke how through trials she had been given access to new treatments and what a difference that had made in her life.
Cathy Cogan, a research nurse and recent recruit to BCNI had a stand in the research area and was delighted to meet patients and volunteers and to let them know of BCNI’s aim to facilitate research into blood cancer and to provide novel treatments to blood cancer patients in Ireland.
Daffodil Day will take place on the 22nd March 2019.