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.
This year we are working hard to raise funds towards our ‘Going for Gold Campaign’ target of £300,000. We have raised just over 50% of our target, so we need your help to reach our total! Please support us – together we can make a positive difference.
From the blog
Sickle Cell: Gene editing for a better future
A ground-breaking discovery made by the Red Cell Haematology Team at King’s College Hospital in the mid-2000s has led to the creation of a new gene therapy for sickle cell patients that is currently being trialled in the US. Discovering a genetic switch In the womb our bodies use a type of haemoglobin called fetal […]
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