WE ARE A BLOOD CANCER CHARITY
WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN TACKLE BLOOD CANCERS & DISORDERS
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.
Throughout 2022 we will be working hard to raise £300,000 for our current ‘Going for Gold Campaign’ and we are nearly half way to reaching our target! Please support us – together we can make a positive difference.
From the blog
In need of a challenge for 2022?
We have a fresh year ahead and many of us are considering taking up a charity challenge! If you are undecided, LIBRA has been busy working on a new fundraising pack for 2022 to provide you with a little inspiration. Consider organising your own fundraising event or perhaps take up your own sponsored challenge in […]
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.Watch The Video