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About the Leukaemia Foundation

We may have leukaemia in our name, but we work to improve the lives of anyone impacted by any kind of blood cancer.

The Leukaemia Foundation offers wraparound health services, powered by a team of trained healthcare professionals who provide emotional and practical support. We fund leading-edge research, translating to life-saving new treatments and rapid access to clinical trials. We also campaign for change, pushing for better policies and equitable access to treatment and care.

We’ve been helping people with blood cancer for 50 years.

There are now more than 100 different types of blood cancer – but our shared determination to save and change lives has never been stronger. We’re here for any Australian affected by blood cancer, every step of the way. If you or a loved one needs support, please get in touch.

Our shared goal

Our big goal is to make sure zero lives are lost to blood cancer by 2035. Learn more about how we’re standing with you to save every life with any blood cancer.

Our shared cause

Your blood really is a remarkable thing. It keeps you alive by giving your body what it needs, taking away what it doesn’t and fighting off infection.

But more than 135,000 people in Australia are living with the devastating impact of blood cancer and it’s one of the biggest causes of cancer death.

Blood cancer develops in your body where blood is made, but its exact cause is unknown. A range of things affect someone’s chance of surviving blood cancer and it can be incurable.

Our history

It all began in the 70s, when the Lions Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland realised more could be done to save lives from leukaemia. Since then, the organisation expanded nationally. Learn more about how we’ve evolved from a proud tradition of care.

Our values

We boldly push boundaries and look towards a brighter future; because we believe survival isn’t enough.

Our values power that purpose: we care deeply, we’re bold, and we always step up and make it count for people living with blood cancer.

Be Bold, Care Deeply, Step up and make it count

Careers at the Leukaemia Foundation

Join a team that makes a genuine difference to the lives of people living with blood cancer.

Where we stand

We’re continuing to develop a range of position statements to better inform people living with blood cancer on a variety of issues.

Contact us

Contact details for our Australian support and administrative offices.