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American Society of Hematology (ASH)

Contact: 202-776-0544
Population Served:

Patients, caregivers and health professionals concerned with blood disorders, worldwide

Mission

To further the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in hematology.

  • Provides information about blood basics, blood disorders, and clinical trials (through collaboration with LLS)
  • Offers Find A Hematologist search tool for US residents to find hematologists who accept new patients, perform case reviews, or provide second opinions
  • Lists websites of patient groups with information about blood diseases
  • Provides hematology education, meetings, and publications for clinicians and scientists.

Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)

Contact: 301-984-9496
Population Served:

Patients, caregivers and health professionals in the US

Mission

To be the leading education and advocacy organization for the cancer care community.

  • ACCC consists of a network of 25,000 multidisciplinary practitioners from 2,100 hospitals and practices nationwide. As advances in cancer screening and diagnosis, treatment options, and care delivery models continue to evolve, ACCC adapts its resources to meet the changing needs of the entire oncology care team.
  • Assists patients and caregivers with locating a local cancer center with the Find an ACCC Cancer Program Member search tool on the website.

Find a Health Center

Contact: 877-464-4772
Population Served:

Anyone in the U.S. in need of medical care that cannot afford it

Mission

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which helps tens of millions of Americans get affordable health care and other help through HRSA programs.

  • Find a Health Center - Health Centers provide primary medical and dental care to people of all ages, whether or not they have health insurance. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale, based on your ability to pay.
  • Find Free or Reduced Cost Care at Hill-Burton Obligated Facilities - About 200 hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities across the U.S. are required to provide a specific amount of free or reduced-cost health care to people unable to pay
  • HIV/AIDS Care Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs connect people living with HIV/AIDS health care and support services
  • Eligibility for free or reduced cost care depends on income and whether or not you have health insurance.

National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service

Contact: 800-422-6237
Population Served:

Cancer patients, caregivers, family, friends, healthcare providers, researchers

Mission

To provide accurate, up-to-date, and reliable information on cancer that is easy to understand; this free service is a federally funded cancer education program.

  • Offers trained information specialists who can answer cancer-related questions on a range of cancer topics (but is not a substitute for medical advice).

Patient Resource Cancer Guides

Contact: (913) 725-1600
Population Served:

Patients and caregivers

Mission

To empower people who are suffering with life-altering diseases by giving them the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides to treatment and facilities for their disease free of charge.

  • Provides free educational materials, written for ease of understanding, in print and online.