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Helping Blood Cancer Patients Adjust to the New Normal

By Gwen Nichols, MD, LLS Chief Medical Officer |

Since we first learned of the rapid global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the situation continues to evolve at a dizzying pace. LLS has been closely monitoring the fast-changing situation and we understand this is causing confusion and anxiety among our patients and caregivers. We previously shared some important information that blood cancer patients should know about coronavirus which you can read here. You can also visit the CDC website where you can find frequently asked questions.

We all are finding ourselves having to adapt quickly to the new normal.  Even here at LLS to protect our staff, blood cancer patients and other constituents in our communities across the country we have made the difficult decision to postpone our in-person fundraising events, and postpone in-person events for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. But please know that LLS remains open for business, although our offices are closed, our staff is working from home. Patients and caregivers should continue to contact our Information Specialists by phone at 800-955-4572 by email or chat by clicking here.

For more updates please visit this page.

These times bring special challenges to blood cancer patients and caregivers so I’d like to address some of the questions we are hearing from them: