Featured Partner: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Founded in 1949, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. LLS is concerned about the safety and well-being of its employees, patients, and participants. Its New York City chapter, located in the Financial District of lower Manhattan, has been an active member of Partners in Preparedness, and has successfully incorporated preparedness initiatives into its regular communications and practices.
The organization has a robust emergency plan and extensive communication network, which includes a phone tree, an emergency meeting place, an updated emergency contact list, and communications via email, phone and text messaging. In addition, LLS employees are kept informed about emergencies through communications via Notify NYC and regular monthly safety tips from OEM. Thanks to this robust communication network, employees were kept informed of important developments during Superstorm Sandy — specifically, knowing that they needed to work remotely because their office was shut down.
LLS knows that the key to successful emergency preparedness starts with good and frequent communications, and has benefitted greatly from the assistance of the Partners in Preparedness program.