Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand
Cancer Network Group Service
Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) is the only organisation in New Zealand dedicated to supporting patients and their families living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood conditions.
Since 1977, our work has been made possible through our fundraising events and the generous support we receive from individuals, companies, trusts and grants. We do not receive government funding.
LBC manages the New Zealand Bone Marrow Donor Registry, which works towards finding matched volunteer donors from New Zealand or overseas for New Zealand patients who need a bone marrow or stem cell transplant and who do not have a family donor. The registry maintains information on New Zealand donors and has access to a worldwide database of over 18 million donors.
LBC's Support Services provide personalised support programmes for patients and their families. This can include regular visits, phone or email contact, as well as face to face education. We run a number of support programmes including Kids Club - a group held in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch to support children aged between 5 and 12 who have a parent or sibling with a blood cancer.
We also provide a toll free number for advice, empathy and support.
Research plays a critical role in building a greater understanding of blood cancers and conditions. LBC supports and funds investigation into these conditions. Improved treatments for patients can lead to increased survival rates.
We provide vital information to patients, families, health professionals and the community to improve understanding about blood cancers and conditions.
LBC produces a number of disease-specific information booklets including picture books written especially for children who have been diagnosed with a blood cancer, or for when a family member has been diagnosed.
We work to increase public knowledge of blood cancers and conditions. This is achieved through specifically focused campaigns for the public, health professionals and health agencies.
We represent the needs of patients and their families to the government, related agencies and other relevant organisations.
Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand provides services and support throughout the country. Every person’s experience of living with a blood cancer or condition is different. Living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood condition is not easy, but you don’t have to do it alone.
How do I access this service?
Please call 0800 15 10 15 to speak to a local Support Services Coordinator or to find out more about the services offered by LBC. Alternatively, contact us via email…
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We welcome visitors to our offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Please phone for an appointment.
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- Support during treatment
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- Support for family/whānau/partners
- Support groups
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Welfare & advocacy services
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This page was last updated at 12:57PM on May 13, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.