Newly Diagnosed? Receive Support from a Peer Volunteer

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) does some pretty neat things. As the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services, LLS's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

One of the programs they offer that’s pretty neat is The First Connection program. It provides newly diagnosed patients, caregivers and their families the opportunity to speak with someone who has "been through it" by talking with a trained Peer volunteer by phone.

Trained Peers can share their experience in a hopeful way and provide helpful information for anyone still in the treatment process.

Information about Society and community resources are also available.

Patient and volunteers are matched by age, diagnosis and gender when possible.

Any blood cancer patient or caregiver is eligible to receive a call.

There is no charge for this program. Find out more at http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page?item_id=398848.

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