Leukaemia Foundation of Australia (Australia)

Leukaemia Foundation offers expert support, funds leading-edge research, and campaign to make changes for people with any blood cancer to stop blood cancer wrecking lives.

Guiding through the emotional, physical and psychosocial challenges of blood cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship, offering services including information, qualified health blood cancer support coordinators, Support Groups, financial assistance, accommodation, transport, grief and advocacy.

Our big goal is to make sure zero lives are lost to blood cancer by 2035.

Leukemia Foundation of Australia offers specialist knowledge and experience in the following areas:

Supportive care over various channels, face to face and telehealth
Consumer led service design
Research funding program

We’re championing the needs of people living with blood cancer. This year 19,403 Australians will be newly diagnosed with blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. This is equivalent to 53 people every day or one person every 27 minutes.

We advocate for better policies, better access to new and innovative treatments, better diagnostics and, ultimately, better outcomes so that more people live through blood cancer and live well.

In 2019, the Leukaemia Foundation was commissioned by the Australian Government to develop and deliver our first ever National Strategic Action Plan for Blood Cancer on behalf of the blood cancer community. We also help to fast-track affordable access to innovative treatments by engaging with governments at all levels.

In 2021, the Leukaemia Foundation made 19 submissions supporting the listing of new drugs on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), and five life-saving drugs are now within affordable reach for most Australians.