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Official Haematology Charity For King's College Hospital


We are the Lions International Blood Research Appeal (LIBRA) and the official charity for the Haematology Department at King’s College Hospital in London. Funds we raise benefit patients with blood cancers and a range of blood disorders such as Leukaemia, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, Myeloma, Sickle Cell Disease and more. We reply on the generous support of the public, King’s patients and their families, and Lions Clubs across the UK.

More than 40,000 people are diagnosed with a blood cancer in the UK every year, and thousands more with blood disorders. With our help King’s can provide patients with the best care and treatments available, ultimately saving more lives. The funds we raise help to ensure that new and improved treatments can be created for patients in the UK and overseas. Donations are also used to cover the cost of ward and laboratory developments, along with state-of-the art equipment that is vital in the treatment process.

This year we are working hard to raise funds towards our Going for Gold Fundraising Campaign target of £300,000. We have raised just over 60% of our target, so we need your help to reach our total! Please support us – together we can make a positive difference.


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Get your garden summer ready and raise funds for us!


It’s time to pull up those weeds, cut the grass and purchase that new garden furniture you’ve been wanting since last year! Summer is the perfect time to organise your garden ready for all the barbecues and family get togethers. Did you know that you could be raising money for LIBRA at the same time? […]

About us

Founded by members of  Lions Clubs International in 1976, we are the only charity which solely campaigns for the world-renowned haematology laboratories and blood cancer wards at King’s, including the ELF and LIBRA Ward and the Davidson Ward.

Our Trustees work closely with the hospital’s haematology team to ensure their funding requirements are met. With our support, they can provide first class patient care and develop and trial new treatments for patients with blood cancers and other serious disorders. Treatments created at King’s benefit people in the UK and around the world.

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