• Cancer Resources for Patients and Families

    American Bone Marrow Donor Registry: A registry of bone marrow donors; provides information on donor searches and recruitment. 800-726-2824.

    American Cancer Society: Publishes brochures about various cancers and treatment options; sponsors support groups for cancer patients and their families. 800-227-2345.

    Aplastic Anemia Foundation of America: Medical referral information and emotional support; link to other patients; support groups in 24 states; free educational materials (i.e., brochures, newsletter). 800-747-2820.

    Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Newsletter: Monthly newsletter published by former BMT patient. 847-831-1913.

    Bone Marrow Transplant Family Support Network: A telephone network for BMT patients and families. 919-471-4331.

    BMT Link: An organization that serves as a clearinghouse for BMT patients and families; provides resource information ad peer support. 800-LINK-BMT.

    Cancer Care, Inc.: Offers information, counseling and support groups; financial assistance for non-medical expenses; home visits by trained volunteers; and referrals to local services such as housekeeping, nursing care, and health aides. 212-302-2400.

    Cancer Information Service: From the National Cancer Institute; provides information on cancer, treatment options, clinical research, etc. 800-422-6237 (800-4CANCER).

    Friends Helping Friends: Bone Marrow Transplant Resource Guide; produced by Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan; single copies available by calling 800-825-2536.

    Leukemia Society of America: Information on hematologic malignancies and stem cell and marrow transplantation. 800-955-4LSA.

    National Cancer Institute: Also referred to as Cancer Information Service in this list; provides information on cancer, treatment options, clinical research, etc. 800-4-CANCER.

    National Marrow Donor Program: A registry of bone marrow donors; provides information on becoming a donor and organizing donor recruitment drives; a patient advocate is available to help with questions. 800-526-7809.
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