Heart Cells Foundation Creating A New Field Of Medicine
Heart Cells Foundation – Creating a new field of medicine in the 21st Century. The ability to use a person’s own Stem Cells to repair their heart is revolutionising the practice of medicine. Our goal is to make this treatment readily available to everyone.
Having funded Phase 1 and 2 of the REGENERATE Trials, we are now planning Phase 3. Whilst the planning for the final phase of the REGENERATE trials is completed, 2016 saw the opening of the new Compassionate Treatment Centre headed by Professor Anthony Mathur at St Bartholomew’s Hospital treating patients with their own Stem Cells to regenerate their damaged heart.
Funded by the Heart Cells Foundation the Compassionate Treatment Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital is the first unit of its kind taking the foundation ever nearer to its goal of enabling this revolutionary stem cell treatment to be available to all.
The Heart Cells Foundation chair is Jenifer Rosenberg OBE who is pictured here with her late husband, Ian, and Professor Anthony Mathur.
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 £6.5 million has been raised.
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.
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