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Blood Cancer Awareness Month Goal Achieved

Posted by lynnesmith in The LLS Blog, 01 October 2014 · 72 views

Thanks to generous supporters, LLS did more than reach its $300,000 fundraising goal in September. In fact, the final tally - in recognition of Blood Cancer Awareness Month - was $433,000! The additional funds will allow LLS to have an even greater impact on research programs, as well as services for blood cancer patients.

Want a few examples of how LLS uses donations?

• $10 helps a LLS-funded researcher to grow cells in a lab for a week, to understand how well a new blood cancer therapy might work.

• $70 allows one patient to participate in an LLS telephone/web education program which features medical experts who provide the latest disease and treatment information.

• $300 funds one week of important one-on-one and group support for families dealing with the challenges of blood cancer treatment.

• $900 allows LLS researchers to isolate T cells from a patient's blood to be used in a promising experimental immunotherapy clinical trial.

• $5,000 funds a month of testing regarding a patient's response to a new therapy being tested to understand how the treatment is working.

• $25,000 funds one year of studies to monitor blood levels of patients participating in a clinical trial.

• $55,000 funds a research fellow's training for a year, building the next generation of scientists dedicated to developing blood cancer cures.

Thank you for helping us move closer to a world without blood cancers.
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