We are a charity specifically dedicated to supporting people in Ireland who have Leukemia, Lymphoma or Myeloma and have had or may need a stem cell transplant.
We provide direct support for patients and their relatives – especially recognising the support needed for those coming from outside Dublin. We also support the running of the Haematology Department in St James’s Hospital, Dublin, in the National Allogeneic Transplant Center. It is the only location where an adult can receive a sibling or matched unrelated donor stem cell transplant.
This is a song about the great Irish writer John McGahern, originally from Leitrim and later Cootehall. The song was recorded by “The Rising Suns”, a wonderful group of singers from the Cootehall / Leitrim area. The purpose of the recording is to aid The Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust. A donation to the Trust will greatly aid the work they do in the recovery of patients, such as the provision of an apartment adjacent to the Hospital which patients can stay in for a number of weeks following treatment for Leukaemia. Please use the Donate button above to make a donation. All donations are greatly appreciated.
"The vision to treat; The mission to care"
The BMLT is committed to providing financial support for the stem cell transplantation unit in St James’s Hospital in order that it can provide expert medical care to patients suffering from leukaemias, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood diseases. We are committed to support vital research into all aspects of malignant blood disorders including, diagnosis, treatment, psychosocial impact and ultimately cures for leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. We also fund research grants and fellowships for talented researchers.
Leukaemia, lymphomas, and myeloma can develop in anyone at any age, at any time. There is often little warning and treatment may be required within a matter of days. It is a life-changing event for both patient and family. Families outside of Dublin often need to relocate quickly to Dublin to be nearer to the treatment unit in St James’s Hospital and this may be for an extended period.