The CHS is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Ronald George. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to his wife Leni, his son Mark, daughter Shari, and their families.
Dr. Ron George was President of the CHS from 1975 to 1978 at a time of great effervescence in the organization. He received the Honorary Life Membership Award which is the highest category of CHS National Awards and is based on exceptional leadership and devotion to the CHS over many years. It is given to an individual who has merited special recognition for outstanding efforts, at the national level, to further the mission and objectives of the CHS and the development of public recognition of the CHS and its goals.
Dr. George’s contribution to the CHS did not end with the term of his presidency. In the early 1980s Dr. George drew on his professional expertise in computers and, along with Dr. Martin Inwood, engineered the first version of a national data base system out of London, linking clinics together, tracking blood products and presenting patient chart data in electronic form. This system served as the precursor to the Canadian Hemophilia Assessment and Resource Management System (CHARMS) in operation until a few years ago when the Canadian Bleeding Disorders Registry (CBDR) was launched.
Staunch supporter of the Hemophilia Research Million Dollar Club (HRMDC), the family has requested that memorial tributes be made directly to the HRMDC.
To honour Dr. George’s legacy, you can make a donation at: bit.ly/DonateToCHS