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Giving to UC Davis Health System

Giving to UC Davis Health System

The F. William Blaisdell, M.D., Medical Library: Learning environment of tomorrow

UC Davis School of Medicine Professor Emeritus F. William Blaisdell was one of the highest-ranking professors in the University of California system. An unparalleled leader in American surgery, Blaisdell has been an outstanding and influential surgical educator and role model for countless residents and medical students. Combining keen clinical observation, common sense and first-class clinical research, he identified and defined the adult respiratory distress syndrome as a problem of shock and poor perfusion, leading to major changes in the resuscitation of seriously injured and septic patients. Blaisdell is considered the father of trauma care thanks to his development of a renowned trauma care system that was implemented at Veterans Administration Hospital, San Francisco General Hospital and UC Davis.

Opportunity to support an enduring resource

The medical library is a vital resource for students, faculty and health-care workers, and is the essential reference source for medical researchers and scientists. UC Davis Health System needs to invest in a new medical library that will help its students, faculty and staff prepare for the future of medicine. The F. William Blaisdell, M.D., Medical Library will enable the health system to support its students and faculty and maintain a competitive edge. UC Davis Health System seeks $2.5 million in private support to help finance the library.

You can donate online now or you can send your contribution by mail by downloading our donor form (PDF) and mailing it to us at the following address:

UC Davis Health System Education Building and Medical Library
Attn: Elizabeth Abad
Health Sciences Development
UC Davis Health System
4900 Broadway, Suite 1150
Sacramento, CA 95820

If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Abad directly at (916) 734-9416 or

UC Davis Health System is recognized as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service. Your gift to the UC Davis Health System's Education Building and F. William Blaisdell, M.D., Medical Library qualifies as a charitable deduction for federal tax purposes as permitted by law.