Mr Ian Rosenberg, Founder of the pioneering Heart Cells Foundation died on 25th August 2006, aged 70.
In 2003 he was given just 2 months to live. It was then that he heard about cardiac stem cell therapy and travelled to Germany with Anthony Mathur to receive treatment.
On his return, Ian Rosenberg’s quality of life was improved and he was shocked to find no patient trials of the procedure in the UK. He then decided to set up the Heart Cells Foundation to raise money to fund ground-breaking cardiac stem cell trials at Barts and London NHS Trust.
To date, over £5.5 million has been raised towards our target of £6.5 million
A revolutionary treatment
Adult stem cells are the body’s building blocks. They are like a natural repair system, which doctors believe could help treat heart disease. Trials show that a patient’s own stem cells may be able to restore damaged heart tissue.
Why we need your help
The Heart Cells Foundation is funding further research and the creation of a special unit at the Barts and The London NHS Trust. Your support will help a world-class medical team develop this potentially life-saving therapy in the UK.