Raising funding for blood cancer and GvHD research


The Meredith A. Cowden Foundation is proud to have provided over $185,000 to fund research, primarily concerning Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD). GvHD is the main contributor to mortality following bone marrow transplantations in patients with leukemia.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is one of several organizations* supported by the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation. The LLS offers a comprehensive array of services to patients and families touched by blood cancers. A diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma brings many daily challenges. LLS is committed to providing support and guidance to patients, families and the healthcare professionals who care for them. All the services are provided at no cost to patients and their families, and include:

  • Patient Education Programs
  • Information Resource Center (IRC)
  • Family Support Groups
  • First Connection
  • Patient Financial Aid
  • Co-Pay Assistance Program



Viracor-IBT Laboratories is dedicated to being the leading specialty diagnostics laboratory partner in immunology, infectious disease and allergy testing.  They provide doctors and hospitals the tests, results and support they need to deliver the best care possible, and Viracor-IBT collaborates with pharmaceutical researchers to solve difficult problems supporting accelerated drug development.  Viracor-IBT offers a range of unique clinical laboratory and biopharmaceutical services and provides exceptional test turnaround times. More than 4,000 healthcare providers, commercial laboratories and biopharmaceutical companies rely on them for their unique and convenient services.

Viracor-IBT Laboratories
1001 NW Technology Drive
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

Contact Client Services:
(800) 305-5198
(816) 347-0143 Fax
E-mail: info@ViracorIBT.com



Linking curing & caring from diagnosis through survivorship

  • Survivorship Resources
  • Original Publications
  • Informative Webcasts
  • Emmy Award-winning Video
  • Online Resource Library
  • Peer Support on Call
  • Telephone Education/Support Groups

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

20411 W. 12 Mile Road
Suite 108
Southfield, MI 48076
(800) 546-5268 (1-800-LINK-BMT)
(248) 358-1886
Fax: (248) 358-1889

E-mail: info@nbmtlink.org