LHSC: University Hospital - 

Getting the gift of life was an amazing moment for 68-year-old Ruben Garcia who was in late-stage kidney disease and starting dialysis when his daughter Ruby donated one of her kidneys to him. The father of four underwent transplant surgery this past March and remained in hospital for nine days recovering.   

Following his surgery, Garcia found it difficult to get out of bed due to pain and swelling, leaving the function of his new kidney at a very low level. “My surgeon explained in very simple terms, that it was as if my new kidney wasn’t awake yet,” describes Garcia. 

A person holding a safe injection kit

London the second place in North America to implement harm reduction strategies within hospital walls

At a virtual event, a research team led by Lawson Health Research Institute announced details of the Methamphetamine Harm Reduction Project that will study the integration of harm reduction strategies into hospital settings for people who use methamphetamine. 


London Health Sciences Centre - 

Concerned that patients from the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program (FEMAP) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) would lose connection to important mental health services during the first wave of the pandemic, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) tested the use of an electronic questionnaire to help monitor and assess the mental health impacts of isolating public health measures on young adults with mood and anxiety disorders.