Who are Leukaemia Foundation?
The Leukaemia Foundation are a “national charity dedicated to helping those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.”
Why do they exist?
They highlight that “Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma are all types of blood cancer and they can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time. “ 
35 Australians are diagnosed each and every day.
although improved treatments and care are helping more people survive, someone loses their life to blood cancer every two hours
blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia, claiming more lives than breast cancer or melanoma.
They want to increase survival rates and provide a better quality of life for the patients they support.
What do they do?
The Leukemia Foundation run two main programs:
Helping Australian researchers beat blood cancer: a National Research Program to improve treatments and find cures for people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.
Helping local families beat blood cancer: free services to help individuals with blood cancer and their families focus on their treatment and the things they enjoy. They provide accommodation, transport, counselling, comprehensive information, education and support programs and financial assistance.
How do they earn their money?
How do they spend their money?
Should I donate to Leukaemia Foundation?
We believe that it is likely that your donation to Leukaemia Foundation will be used as stated, that is, to help those with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.
We believe that Leukaemia Foundation is trustworthy. It is clear who they are run by and how donations are used. Their financial model is clear. They show where donations go. It is clear who is in charge. Roles are described and performance is monitored. Finally, they demonstrate how they prevent the misuse of funds.
We also believe that it is likely that Leukaemia Foundation is effective. They present overarching objectives, show activities and results from the last financial year, and indicate that they evaluate their programs.
However, in order for us to have complete confidence that Leukaemia Foundation use money to deliver the intended benefit, we recommend they:
report activities and results within the context of their strategy
describe the approach they use to understand the effectiveness of their strategy and programs.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
We have investigated the finances, operations and results of Leukaemia Foundation and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and whether there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also examines whether the charity can demonstrate that they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendations for potential donors and the reasoning behind them.
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Find out whether Leukaemia Foundation is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.