LIBRA - Lions International Blood Research Appeal

Giving 4 Growth

LIBRA recently launched the Giving 4 Growth Campaign and aims to raise £100,000 for the Haematology Department at King's College Hospital. The funds are urgently required to purchase two new items of equipment that will be used in clinical trials to test new treatments for blood cancers.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 August 2012 to 12:00 AM, 1 August 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (276685)

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  • CancerCancer
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices

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Location

  • We urgently require the funding as it will allow us to initiate new cell and gene therapy clinical trials that would otherwise not be possible.

    — Professor Ghulam Mufti, Head of Haematology at King's College Hospital

  • We urgently require the funding as it will allow us to initiate new cell and gene therapy clinical trials that would otherwise not be possible.

    — Professor Ghulam Mufti, Head of Haematology at King's College Hospital

Situation

Blood cancers affect more than 30,000 people in the UK every year. People diagnosed with blood cancer require the best treatments available if they are to survive. Our aim is to provide the Haematology team at King's with the funds they require to develop and trial new treatments.

Solution

By raising £100,000 we can cover the cost of laboratory developments and items of clinical trials equipment. The space is needed by the Haeamtology team so that have a sterile environment in which to create new treatments. The equipment will be used to create and trial new treatments for leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers.