As the largest single site cancer centre in Europe, The Christie treats more than 44,000 patients across the North West each year.
The bloods closer to home service, allows patients to book their own appointments online at a time that suits them,
in a location that is convenient for them. Taking a blood sample is vital for patients to check how their organs are functioning and protein levels,
which can also act as markers to see how the patient is responding to treatment. The blood sampling process takes less than a couple of minutes,
however some patients have had to do a two-hour roundtrip to get to The Christie’s Withington site. The bloods closer to home service drastically cuts
down travel times which can be draining for patients needing frequent testing on top of undergoing treatment.