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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.

Donation: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know that my donation to LLSC is a wise investment?
Is it secure to donate online?
I'd like to make a donation in someone's memory. Can the family be notified that I made a gift?
How do I use appreciated stock to make a charitable contribution?
Can I give anonymously?
Is my donation tax deductible?
I misplaced my tax receipt. How do I get another copy?
What is the LLSC Charitable Business Number?
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Corporate Matching Gift Program

Matching Gifts and Workplace GivingMany employers have matching gift programs available to you, making your gift go twice as far!

See if your employer will match your gift:

 

Here's how to make a matching gift:

1.    Access your employers matching gift form through the search box above, or ask your human resources department about your company's matching gift policy.
2.    If your company participates, send the completed empl ...

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Focused Philanthropy

Research + Investment = CuresProgress happens when smart money and smart research meet. Your major gift commitment of $10,000 or more can shape the future of cancer research, provide services to patients or support advocacy activities. 

 

To discuss your charitable giving interests, including options for supporting a disease-specific research portfolio, please contact our donor development staff: Valerie Manouk.
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Invest in a Research Portfolio

To date, LLS and LLSC have invested more than $1 billion in blood cancer research. But our research investment isn't fully realized until every blood cancer patient is cured or able to manage his or her disease with good quality of life.

If you choose to support research with a gift of $10,000 or more, you might wish to make a charitable investment in one of nine research portfolios. Through a disease-specific portfolio, you can support multiple projects at leading cancer centres an ...

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Retirement Plans, Life Insurance, Beneficiary Designations

Retirement Plans

You can maximize a retirement plan's benefit by naming The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) as a direct beneficiary of a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF) and leaving a legacy that will help people living with blood cancers.

A tax receipt for the full value of the gift will be issued to the donor's estate.

Designating a beneficiary for your retirement plan is easy and costs nothing. Simply advise ...

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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.