“The Make Blood Cancer Visible campaign, this week was set up in Manchester From the 17th – 22th Sept

Make Blood Cancer Visible 2018 Installation

The pharmaceutical company Janssen has put together an amazing installation of transparent, motion-activated human figures which creatively represent the ‘unseen’ or invisible nature of blood cancer. The figures share real-life stories from people with blood cancer, in their own voices, encouraging passers-by to listen to their experiences and to show their support for the campaign.

Hear below the voices of real patients, taken from the audio on the exhibits:

Sandy: Blood cancer is very hard, I find it hard to describe both to myself and to my friends and family.

Carmen: I look okay to the outside world, but in the inside my body is trying to kill me. Just because I look good today and I feel fine doesn’t mean I'm okay.

Debbie: I avoided going to the doctors. I'd got the symptoms and I knew there was something wrong, I just put it off.

Claudia: Even now nine years later, the enormity of a very uncertain future can be quite overwhelming.

Debbie: I always thought I was a strong person anyway, but I think now I really know what strong is.

Carmen: And I think our bodies are really powerful. In some way they will find, if you're really lucky, a way of regenerating, so I'm really lucky that I'm in remission now.

Debbie: I discovered that the more I shared the better I felt.

Take a look at the many photos and reactions of the public to this exhibit – and read all about the launch of the campaign on the London

Photos from the Manchester Installation

We thank Janssen UK for sponsoring this work and making this awareness campaign possible. Without their help and organization, this type of work would not have been possible.

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