McMaster Receives Major Bequest to Fund Hematology Research

Posted November 16th, 2015 by Canadian Hemochromatosis Society

The Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University has received a $500,000 bequest to fund research into non-malignant hematology, a field of medicine related to bleeding disorders and Canada’s most common genetic disorder hereditary hemochromatosis which causes the body to absorb too much iron.

McMaster’s Blood Donor Clinic helped extend the life the donor, Elva Carrol, by 30 years. She expressed her gratitude with this bequest.

Dr. Donald Arnold, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and Director of the McMaster Centre for Transfusion Research treated Ms. Carrol for many years  and said the donation will fund many new research initiatives at McMaster, as well as provide invaluable support for graduate students.

“It’s going to help us research how to better diagnose complex hematological diseases,”he said. “And it will be sustainable. This is just an incredible gift. She was a remarkable woman.”

For more information about the bequest click here.