THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY - NEBRASKA CHAPTER
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. We are the voice for all blood cancer patients and we work to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.
Programs & Services Offered
- Patient advocacy
- Co-pay, transportation and emergency financial assistance programs are offered statewide.
- Information Resource Center (IRC) 800.955.4572 (M-F, 9am to 9pm ET): Speak one-on-one with an Information Specialist who can assist you through cancer treatment, financial and social challenges and give accurate, up-to-date disease, treatment and support information. Our Information Specialists are master's level oncology social workers, nurses and health educators.
- Medical research
- Support groups and telephone support.
- First Connection peer-to-peer support program helps newly diagnosed patients.
- Patient/family/healthcare professional conferences, trainings and webinars are offered on a routine (generally monthly) basis.
- Referral services
Did You Know?
- Statewide, 12,156 people have been diagnosed with a blood cancer and nationwide, that number is 1,237,824.
- Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer
You Can Help
- $10 funds one monthly session of one family support group
- $25 provides a partial reimbursement for daily living expenses incurred by a family whose loved one is undergoing a bone marrow transplant in Omaha
- $50 provides materials for one classroom enrolled in the Student Series program and allows for an active “Staying Connected” program for the school.
- $100 allows one researcher to grow cells in a lab for ten weeks in an effort to better understand how a new blood cancer therapy may work.
- $250 provides one month of information and referral services and peer support contact via the First Connection Program
- $500 provides support for two “TeleHealth” program transmissions for patient/family education programs statewide.
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