ADL – Association for the Support of Patients with Leukemia and Lymphoma is the oldest Portuguese Association founded in 1997. It was born at the Centro Hospitalar Universitário in São João do Porto and has its activity recognized and legalized in this Institution.
This is a project for patients and family members that aims to complement medical and hospital work. ADL was recognized as an IPSS (Private Institution of Social Solidarity) and all the work developed is done on a voluntary basis.
Our objectives are: to humanize the health services associated with the treatment of blood cancers; train and inform patients, families and health professionals who cope and deal with these conditions; and seek solutions to problems at the medical, social, professional and legal levels.
«We believe that teaching and enlightening is the most effective way to help patients.» Maria José Parreira, MD, founder of ADL.