THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY - NEBRASKA CHAPTER
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Nebraska Chapter
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 for blood patients and their families. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society advocates public policy positions that accelerate progress toward cures for leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of those with blood cancer, along with their friends and families.
- 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. Patients and families are able to speak one-on-one with a matched trained peer volunteer who has gone through a similar diagnosis, treatment or experience.
- Meet the Doctors program: patients are able to come and talk with doctors that are part of the UNMC ASH Review. They are able to hear about what is going on in the world of cancer and ask questions.
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.
Dollars at Work
- $429,686 was provided in co-pay assistance to more than 172 patients.
- $26,000 in local and national travel assistance was provided to 58 patients.
- 5 "First Connection" matches were made in Nebraska.
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