The Leukaemia Foundation is dedicated to improving both the survival and quality of life of children and adolescents affected by a blood cancer diagnosis.
What is Young Bloods?
The Young Bloods program aims to assist young people under 25 years of age to be able to cope with the negative consequences and difficulties experienced by the impact of blood cancer. Tailored to the needs of children, adolescents and young adults, Young Bloods focuses on three main aspects of care, including: physical conditioning, educational coaching, and psychosocial intervention.
Why is this support needed?
The effects of a blood cancer diagnosis on a young person can present specific challenges, whether it be about their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of someone close to them, such as a parent or a sibling.
Some examples of issues that are known to occur include (but are limited to):
- Isolation from peers and family
- Learning disruption
- Emotional distress
- Self-esteem deficits
- Weight gain
- Body de-conditioning and weakness.
The program allows for professional and practical intervention to support them, to keep or get their lives back on track and to enable them to enjoy life as the young are meant to.
For more information about Young Bloods, contact us on 1800 620 420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.