Evolving from a proud tradition of care dating back to 1975, today the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia extends its support across the entire blood cancer spectrum around the country.
The organisation was originally founded in 1975 as the Lions Leukaemia Foundation, with four goals: to provide medical care, patient support, fund research and to educate patients, their families and nursing staff.
In 1995, the Leukaemia Foundation of Western Australia was formed. This led to the establishment of the Leukaemia Foundation of New South Wales and South Australia (1998), then Victoria and Tasmania (1999). Each time, the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland enlisted the support of leading haematology specialists and nurses to establish support and open an office in each of the capital cities. In 2005, the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia defederated the New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia state offices and became a united organisation.