The Myeloma, Lymphoma and Leukaemia Foundation of Barbabos (Barbedos)

Scope of organisation

BLOOD CANCER support organisation (non-CLL-specific)

Description

​Originally founded in February 2002 as the Myeloma Foundation and Support Group of Barbados, we broadened our scope in May of that year to include Lymphoma and Leukaemia and became known as The Myeloma, Lymphoma and Leukaemia Foundation of Barbados. We are registered as Charity #579.

The Foundation finds its genesis in the fact that the experiences and needs of persons afflicted with blood related cancers are extremely complex and far more unique than those afflicted with more well-known cancers.

Support services offered and available resources

 

Information on COVID-19

  • COVID-19 information hub

Services for HCP

  • Healthcare professional education

Patient support services

  • Buddy schemes (1:1 support)
  • Directory of local / national support groups
  • Local support groups
  • Online group / chat or forum
  • Patient meetings
  • Telephone support / support helpline
  • Welfare / financial support

Education services / Capacity building

  • Conferences
  • Educational events
  • Publications and presentations at relevant blood cancer meetings
  • Webinars

Digital Tools & Resources

  • Apps
  • Newsletter
  • Podcasts
  • Videos
  • Website pages

CLL Information

  • Clinical Trials directory
  • CLL news and conference coverage
  • Online leaflets & booklets
  • Printed leaflets & booklets

Campaigning and Advocacy

  • Advisory statements and position papers
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Health Technology Appraisals (HTA)
  • Input in writing and/or in person to government and regulatory organizations
  • Fundraising resources
  • Personal Advocacy
  • Petitions
  • Surveys of the community served