About Us

Join a community of people who understand what you’re going through…

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Community is an online community of blood cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.

How can LLS Community help? 

GET SUPPORT - See what other people affected by blood cancers are talking about and share experiences. 

GET INFORMED - Stay up-to-date on personalized information, education, and resources available to support you. The information on LLS community is accurate, up-to-date, and from a trusted source.

MAKE AN IMPACT - Contribute to surveys and research. LLS Community relies on your experiences and insights to drive program development and research studies that address the needs and real-world challenges of patients living with blood cancer. 

LLS Community supports those living with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myeloproliferative neoplasms, myelodysplastic syndromes, and other blood cancers.

Here is an overview of LLS Community to give you a sense of the exciting features and interactions supported.

LLS Community has been initiated to honor the memory of Michael Garil

In 1974, at the age of seven Michael Garil was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  For the next seven years he underwent continuous treatment. After numerous relapses his only hope was an experimental bone-marrow transplant at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The transplant cured his leukemia but the trauma of the transplant combined with the years of chemotherapy and radiation created very serious side effects. It was the cumulative result of those effects that led to his death at the age of 39. 

During his life Michael shared his experiences with many in the hope that from his experiences others could be spared from these devastating side effects of his treatment. To continue what Michael started, his parents Ethel and Bernard Garil have generously supported the creation of the LLS Community in his memory. Watch Ethel and Bernard Garil speak about the LLS Community vision.