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What do the leukemia Foundation do?

What do the leukemia Foundation do?

For over forty years, the Leukaemia Foundation has supported and cared for people living with blood cancer, their families and their carers. Our purpose is to help cure and conquer every blood cancer -with care – and this won’t change.

How do you raise awareness for leukemia?

In 180 seconds, you can help save lives by donating at LLS.ORG and/or signing up for a fundraising event. And you can always raise awareness by sharing our social posts. In 180 seconds, you can make a big impact by exploring numerous volunteer opportunities with LLS at

Are there any foundations for leukemia?

The Leukemia Research Foundation supports leukemia research in both adults and children. The Leukemia Research Foundation has more than 1,500 volunteers organized in 24 fundraising chapters. They provide patients with educational resources, emotional support, and financial assistance.

Where is the leukemia Foundation based?

Office locations. From Broome to Bundaberg, Darwin to Devonport, the Leukaemia Foundation is here to help people living with blood cancer and their families in every corner of Australia. We have offices in every state and territory and our support extends across metropolitan and regional areas.

What are the symptoms of Leukaemia?

Common leukemia signs and symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills.
  • Persistent fatigue, weakness.
  • Frequent or severe infections.
  • Losing weight without trying.
  • Swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen.
  • Easy bleeding or bruising.
  • Recurrent nosebleeds.
  • Tiny red spots in your skin (petechiae)

What can you do to help leukemia?

Common treatments used to fight leukemia include:

  1. Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is the major form of treatment for leukemia.
  2. Targeted therapy.
  3. Radiation therapy.
  4. Bone marrow transplant.
  5. Immunotherapy.
  6. Engineering immune cells to fight leukemia.
  7. Clinical trials.

What color ribbon is for leukemia?

Leukemia. Leukemia is also represented by the color orange. It accounts for 35 percent of all blood cancer diagnoses in the United States. Leukemia awareness and campaigns are organized by the The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

What kills you when you have leukemia?

Patients with leukemia may ultimately die due to multiple infections (bacteria, fungal, and/or viral), severe nutritional deficiencies, and failure of multiple organ systems. The patients can also face complications due to the leukemia treatment itself, which can sometimes be life-threatening.

How to raise awareness about leukemia and lymphoma?

How To Raise Awareness About Leukemia and Lymphoma. One can wear or give away custom awareness pins or silicone bracelets and urge people to wear them to show their support and create awareness. Lime green color bracelets are for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and any other kind of Lymphoma, while purple is used to symbolize Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

How are white blood cells affected by leukemia?

In a person with leukemia, the bone marrow makes abnormal white blood cells (leukemia cells). Unlike normal blood cells, leukemia cells don’t die when they should. They may crowd out normal white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. This makes it hard for normal blood cells to do their work.

Where does leukemia and lymphoma start in the body?

Leukemia and lymphoma are cancers that affect the blood or bone marrow. Leukemia starts in the tissue that forms blood. Most blood cells develop from cells in the bone marrow called stem cells. In a person with leukemia, the bone marrow makes abnormal white blood cells (leukemia cells).