Blood Cancer Support Programs
Cancer Council 13 11 20 is a free, confidential phone and web chat service available to anyone impacted by a blood cancer diagnosis (including blood cancer), be it the person diagnosed, their family members, friends or loved ones. Experienced cancer nurses are there to answer cancer questions, provide support, connect people to our many other services, or just listen.
In the last year alone, Cancer Council's dedicated 13 11 20 nurses supported more than 5,000 South Australians impacted by cancer. Through your support, Cancer Council 13 11 20 will continue to be there for all South Australians impacted by cancer, wherever they are in their cancer journey.
For regional South Australians, having to travel to Adelaide for cancer treatment (including blood cancer) can often compound the challenges associated with their diagnosis. Our Lodges at Flinders and Greenhill provide a friendly place to stay, connecting guests to a network of services including meals and shopping, transport to treatment and on-site social work support to help ease the burden of cancer.
In the last year alone, Cancer Council SA provided 30,425 nights of accommodation to 8,938 South Australians at our Lodges. Thanks to the generous support of the South Australian community, especially our fundraisers in regional areas, we are able to continue to provide this service, which acts as a home away from home for all regional South Australians travelling to Adelaide for cancer treatment.
Cancer Council SA provides free counselling, either over the phone or in person, to anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis (including blood cancer) and their loved ones. We work with people across all stages of their cancer experience, starting from the initial diagnosis, right throughout their treatment and beyond, ensuring that they receive the best support possible throughout their cancer journey.
Thanks to the generous support of the South Australian community, we were able to offer more than 1,800 free counselling sessions last year to South Australians impacted by cancer. Our professional counsellors can help their clients find new ways to manage stress, set personal goals, develop ways to achieve them, or find ways to talk to family and friends about their concerns.
By giving to the Cancer Council SA Blood Cancer Fund, you’ll be helping to ensure this essential service is available to all who need it.
For some, a cancer diagnosis can cause considerable financial stress. That’s why Cancer Council SA offers one-off financial grants to eligible people to help pay household utilities, easing the financial burden of cancer (including blood cancer).
Through the generous support of South Australians, Cancer Council SA provided more than $81,900 in financial assistance in the last year. Your donation today will help us to continue to provide this service for years to come.
When faced with a cancer diagnosis (such as blood cancer), or ongoing cancer treatment, even small tasks can seem overwhelming. Cancer Council SA's Practical Support Program assists South Australians impacted by cancer who have limited family support by helping out around the house.
Through the generous support of South Australians, Cancer Council SA provided more than $44,000 worth of practical support in the last year across 665 services including cleaning, gardening, child care support and general household duties. Through your support, we will be able to continue to provide this vital service into the future.