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


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



Founded by Sue Stewart who underwent a stem cell transplant in 1988, BMT InfoNet empowers transplant patients, survivors and their loved ones so they can take a more active role in decisions affecting their health and treatment options.

We do this by providing emotional support and medically accurate, easy-to-understand information about bone marrow, peripheral blood stem cell and cord blood transplants. Serving the transplant community for over 25 years, BMT InfoNet offers an array of services:

  • Caring Connections one-on-one peer support program links a patient with a trained volunteer who has been through transplant
  • Award winning books about transplantation written for patients and caregivers
  • Extensive library of educational videos where over 25 topics of concern to transplant recipients are presented by experts in the field
  • Annual National Survivorship Symposium for transplant survivors and their loved ones where networking and learning from transplant experts take place…a must attend!
  • Patient Assistance Fund helps families of transplant patients pay for a variety of non-medical necessities
  • Comprehensive website and dedicated staff—many who have been personally touched by transplant—knowledgeable and ready to answer your questions

Whether a person is just beginning the transplant journey or learning to manage the joys and challenges of survivorship, BMT InfoNet is here to help.

BMT InfoNet
1548 Old Skokie Rd., Suite 1
Highland Park, IL 60035
E-mail: help@bmtinfonet.org