Our mission is to give hope to patients with blood cancers and other diseases treatable with a stem cell or bone marrow transplant by giving everyone the best chance of a full recovery.
We do this by:
• Promoting stem cell & bone marrow donation across Australia. Through education & encouragement, our aim is to increase the number of young people registered on the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR), improving the chances of every patient finding the best possible match;
• Funding a state of the art room in the Haematology, Blood and Marrow Transplant ward in Sydney’s St. Vincent’s Hospital, a room specifically designed for those patients going through a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
• Providing scholarships and research opportunities to nurses wanting to specialise in Cancer & Haematology nursing;
• Funding research into the prevention, treatment and cure of Graft vs Host Disease, or GvHD, and helping those living with this terrible disease. This is a common complication of transplants where the donor immune cells (the graft) see the patient’s cells (the host) as foreign and attack them. Our aim is to also provide support to those living with GvHD by assisting people getting back into the work force.
Your support will help the TLR Foundation promote stem cell and bone marrow donation across Australia and increase the chance of someone finding the best possible match. It will also help those wonderful souls who choose to care for patients having to go through this most confronting of treatments by providing higher education opportunities they may not otherwise be able to pursue.
Thank you so much, every dollar is deeply appreciated.