The Leukaemia Foundation is the only Australian charity helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, MDS and related blood disorders survive and live a better quality of life.
Each day, another 35 Australians are diagnosed. Although improved treatments and care are helping more people survive, sadly someone loses their life to blood cancer every two hours. Blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia, claiming more lives than breast cancer or melanoma.
Helping local families beat blood cancer
Each year, the Leukaemia Foundation helps hundreds of families from regional and rural Australia by providing free accommodation in our capital cities so they can access life-saving treatment at major hospitals. Our transport service also helps thousands get to and from medical appointments, driving more than one million kilometres each year to ensure people get the medicines they need to beat their blood cancer. Thanks to its supporters, the Leukaemia Foundation is also able to provide counselling, comprehensive information, education and support programs and financial assistance to help the 60,000 Australians who are currently living with a blood cancer.
Helping Australian researchers beat blood cancer
Researchers funded by generous supporters of the Leukaemia Foundation are working tirelessly to discover safer and more effective treatments that will save lives and help people lead a better quality of life. Our $38m cancer research program has been running for more than a decade and finds the causes of blood cancer and improves the way people are diagnosed and then treated. The Leukaemia Foundation gives those impacted by blood cancer a strong voice, advocating for change and ensuring all Australians who need them have easy access to the very best blood cancer treatments.