Patient Grants

About our Patient Grant Program

Receiving treatment and care for blood cancers may disrupt income and bring about new expenses, including medical bills, co-pays, child care, lodging and travel expenses, and more. The Leukemia Research Foundation Patient Grant Program is intended to assist patients and their families by easing the financial burden so they can focus on their health and treatment.

The Patient Grant Program offers a one-time grant to eligible patients with a blood cancer diagnosis – leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, or myelodysplastic syndromes. The maximum grant is $1,500 per applicant.



  1. Applicant must reside within the state of Illinois or within 100 miles of Chicago.
  2. Applicant household income can be no more than 400% of the federal government’s poverty level. See below.
  3. Applicant must have a blood cancer diagnosis: leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, or myelodysplastic syndromes.
  4. This is a one-time grant. Grant recipients are not eligible to apply again in subsequent years.

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