About Us

Structure of the Foundation


  • Professor Akin Abayomi, Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa
  • Hyacinth Grimes (diagnosed with myeloma in 1998) - hfgrimes@bloodcancers.org - Phone: (246) 435-1582
  • Jeniphier Carnegie (1943 - 2014; diagnosed with myeloma in 1998)

Non-elective Members

  • Co-Founder/Medical Advisor - Professor Akin Abayomi, Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa
  • Medical Advisor - Dr. Cheryl Alexis, Haematologist/Oncologist
  • Medical Advisor - Dr. Christopher Nicholls, Haematologist, Caribbean Haematology Oncology Immunotherapy Centre (CHOICE).
  • Technical Advisor - Martin Carnegie

Executive Body for the period 2021-2022

Floor Members:

  • Savitri Bridgeman
  • Trevor Springer
  • Daphne Springer
  • Yvonne Archer


  • Educational Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Socioeconomic Welfare Committee

The Executive Committee meets 6 to 8 times a year and the sub-committee meets on a regular basis. General meetings are held 3 to 4 times per year.


Activities and Projects


Over the years, the Foundation has educated a number of people in Barbados as well other Caribbean islands on blood related cancers.

The Foundation has a Bi-weekly Educational and Socioeconomic Welfare outreach programme at the Haematology Clinic, Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Educational outreach is done in the community, at department stores, supermarkets, churches, health fairs and other pubilc organisations. Newspaper and TV interviews are given from time to time.

Our reading material and other data comes from the USA, specifically from The International Myeloma Foundation and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, however we do have our own leaflet on each of the conditions which are handed out on our educational drives.

Socioeconomic Welfare

  • The Foundation has purchased the drug Thalidomide and other drugs for patients, this is ongoing.
  • We have bought school uniforms and Christmas gifts for two children whose mother had died from one of the conditions, this is also ongoing.
  • If needed, toiletries, flowers and other items are given to patients who are in hospital, especially those who are in the District Hospital, these persons are mainly afflicted with Myeloma and our visits mean a lot.
  • Food hampers and monetary donations are given when necessary.
  • A Couch (Examination Bed) was presented to the Haematology clinic of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
  • A Welch Allyn Spot Monitor was presented to the Haematology Clinic in November 2010.


The Foundation has to date raised its funds from:

  • Annual Tea Parties
  • Cake Sales
  • Membership fees
  • Sale of Foundation badges


  • International Donations
  • The National Association of Barbados Organizations, USA
  • Local donations
  • From funerals - relatives of the deceased can ask that the donation be sent to the Foundation in lieu of flowers.


Contact Information


  • Our mailing address is P.O. Box 235, Bridgetown, Barbados, or Pine Medical Centre, 3rd Avenue, Belleville, St. Michael, Barbados.
  • Our office phone number is (246) 435-3990.
  • Our general email address is: mllf.org@caribsurf.com
  • If you have a question or comment about our website, you can email the webmaster here: admin@bloodcancers.org


Mission Statement and Services Offered by The MLLF

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