TRUSTEE of the Lions International Blood Research Appeal (LIBRA) Glyn Upjohn and his wife Christine were guests at the official opening of a new clinical research facility which LIBRA helped to fund.
Midhurst town councillor Glyn and Christine joined Lions club members from West Sussex including John Taylor from Bognor Regis for the special ceremony at King’s College Hospital, conducted by chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davies.
LIBRA is a project founded in 1976 by Lions clubs and is dedicated to raising funds for the haematology department at King’s College Hospital. It is the only charity which solely campaigns for these world-renowned laboratories and patient wards and has raised nearly £500,000.
The new clinical research facility is a pioneering facility to support world-leading research across physical and mental healthcare.
It has been designed specifically to support mental health and neuroscience clinical trials with a range of cutting-edge technology including virtual reality, advanced EEG and state-of-the-art brain imaging, making the clinical research facility a world leader in the field enabling clinical trials and experimental medicine in dementia. It also enables researchers to further develop pioneering treatments in specialists fields including haematology, cardiovascular medicine and diabetes.