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Donate now!Your sight is our highest priority and we believe research is the best means of protecting it
The project offers hope to the millions of patients who suffer from both the ‘dry’ and `wet’ forms of AMD as well as other untreatable retinal diseases. Due to the generosity of philanthropists, The Lincy foundation the Macular disease Society and many individual patients with AMD as well as the general public Phase I of the London project has progressed on target to preparation for clinical trial in 2014. However, in order to consolidate the trial as well as complete Phase II of the project, the use of iPS cells and the production of Photoreceptors, as a form of personalised cell replacement for each patient made from their own cells, we are looking to raise a further £5 million. We are hoping that we are able to see the same generosity in raising this sum as in the original spectacular philanthropic donation that launched the project.We are delighted to report that our phase II fund raising has been boosted by a grant from the UK regenerative platform for £1.7 Million and recent substantial private donation of £ 500 000. We are also continually grateful for the steady stream of donations on our just giving page that is moving us staidly towards our target.
To put this all in perspective, this is an eye disease which affects 25 per cent of over-60s in the UK, approximately 3 million people. If everyone currently suffering from AMD in the UK donated just £2, we would have the funds required to develop a cure for blindness.
Please help us to reach our goal by MAKING A DONATION TODAY - and don’t forget to tell your friends about The London Project to Cure Blindness!
For online credit/debit card donations please click here for our Just Giving page.
Alternatively if you would like to speak to someone about making a donation please contact:
London Project to Cure Blindness
Moorfields Eye Hospital
+44 (0) 207 566 2416
Thank you for your support!