Leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma (blood cancers)
posted by transplant21
18 March 2011


Last reply: 05 May 2021 13:47

I am thinking of getting my first house after the summer and havent taken any steps yet but was wondering where i stand on getting a mortgage after having a successful bonemarrow transplant after Luekemia only a year ago.

From what I gather there is a cap on the amount you can borrow but i am uncertain. Does anyone have any experience in this.




commented by FH2
21 March 2011

21 March 2011 12:29

Hi Transplant,

I am not sure about this BUT I have heard that companies will not touch you until you are FIVE years or more out from diagnosis. This could have been in relation to BC, I don't know.

I would talk to a few banks to see what they say. I would be worried that the associated insurance costs will be very high. Hopefully someone else has experience of this and can correct me.



commented by transplant21
23 March 2011

23 March 2011 00:51

ye i heard its something to do with 5 years! Wasnt sure if that was true!

ugh so many implications! and im almost as healthy as the next person now!

Ha ah well thats life. I'll have to look into it anyway!

thanks for your reply, much appreciated,


commented by jemsa
05 May 2021

05 May 2021 13:47

Hi there,
I hope you don't mind me messgaging since such a great deal of time has passed since you posted this. I came across your post and I was curious how you got on with your house purchasing in the end? Myself and my husband are looking to buy a home and have the same concerns you expressed here. Would be great to pick your brain on it if at all possible?

Many thanks


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