Patient & family support
Being diagnosed with a blood cancer or related blood condition can be overwhelming, and coming to terms with it can create many challenges. Our aim is to ease some of this burden. We aim to provide support where and when it is needed most. Our free and personalised services range from just having someone to talk to in our Support Services team, to disease-specific information and resources.
How we help
Our programmes include:
Patient support: Our dedicated Support Services team are here to help you, your family/whanau and your carers in a number of ways. These include answering questions you may have, listening to concerns, sourcing practical help, financial assistance and information on specific diseases and treatments.
Financial assistance: The suddenness with which these diseases strike can often put enormous financial strain on people. To those experiencing difficulties we may be able to offer support including food or petrol vouchers, or help with paying utility bills. Each case is assessed on an individual basis.
Education and support programmes: LBC run a number of education and support programmes throughout the country which provide a safe environment for people who are going through similar experiences. These programmes are open to existing people undergoing treatment as well as survivors.
Advocacy: We represent the needs of patients and their families to the Government, related agencies and other organisations. Find out more about our advocacy work.
Educational materials: We produce a series of patient information booklets and can provide information on other related blood conditions, to help aid understanding about these diseases.
Support Services Referral Form
You can complete a referral form online or download a hard copy to refer patients and/or family members to Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. If you prefer to fill out the hard copy form please scan and email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to PO Box 99182, Newmarket, Auckland.