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Graft versus cancer effect

With an allogeneic stem cell transplant, the donated stem cells make immune cells that are not totally "matched" with the patient's cells. For this reason, the donor immune cells may recognize the patient's cancer cells as foreign and kills them.

Why support the LLSC?

Invest in Finding Cures

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) is the largest voluntary cancer research agency specifically focused on finding cures and better treatments for blood cancer patients. With the scope and scale to fund many projects at the same time, LLSC supports hundreds of cancer scientists around Canada.

 

Research Depends on You

Unlike commercial enterprises that consider blood cancers as "orphan diseases" with small markets and limited profit ...

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Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity can help you combine financial and charitable goals. You can increase your income and supplement your retirement while you're making a difference in the lives of people with blood cancers. A charitable gift annuity may be appealing to you if you area conservative investor aged 70 or over who are more concerned with financial security than income growth.

For your irrevocable gift of $10,000 or more, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) will purcha ...

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A Gift by Will or Living Trust

Through a will or living trust, you can leave assets to loved ones and to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada in multiple ways. You can give:

a specific amount
percentage of your estate
what remains after other bequests are made
a conditional gift if your beneficiaries pre-decease you

 

Sample Language for Your Estate Plan

Once you decide how you want to make a gift in your will or living trust, you can use the following suggested language:

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Wills, Annuities, Planned Gifts

Today's life-saving cancer treatments are available because of research funded by forward-thinking people before us. You can shape the next advances in blood cancer research using planned gift options that offer you a variety of benefits:

A gift in your will
Retirement plans, insurance policies, beneficiary designations
Charitable gift annuity
Real Estate

The present cost of many of these gift options can be minimal.  The future benefits can be monumental.

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Michael Sherrard

I’ve had the privilege of witnessing the progress that The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada has contributed to in finding cures for cancer over the last two decades. Our community is committed to continuing this work toward the day where cancer will be something spoken of in the past tense. My association with the LLSC has given me the opportunity to see the tremendous effort made by thousands of people working together to conquer cancer.

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Glossary Results

Graft versus cancer effect

With an allogeneic stem cell transplant, the donated stem cells make immune cells that are not totally "matched" with the patient's cells. For this reason, the donor immune cells may recognize the patient's cancer cells as foreign and kills them.