Rogier Veltrop, along with a number of his family members, should have died long ago of a rare heart condition. Thanks to a donor heart, the researcher is still alive. In gratitude for this second chance at life, Rogier has dedicated himself heart and soul to his mission: finding a solution once and for all for cardiovascular diseases.
He is now on the eve of a revolutionary breakthrough in his research... Blood cell becomes heart cellRogier has succeeded in turning blood cells into stem cells, which he then turns into heart cells. These new cells can replace defective and diseased parts of the heart. A pioneering innovation that:
solves the problem instead of just treating the symptoms
is personalised to each patient
allows for rapid intervention
reduces healthcare costs
reduces animal experiments
enables faster recovery (both physical and mental)
Naturally, Rogier wants to know moreCan his discovery help all present and future cardiovascular patients? How can we use this method to gain more insight into the diseases? How do we translate the treatment into practice? And: will one vial of blood really be enough to give someone their life back? To answer these questions, more research is needed. Unfortunately, Rogier does not have the funding to pay for the equipment and materials he needs, worth €25,000. That’s why he is asking you: can you contribute to research into this treatment?
“The corona crisis has once again demonstrated how vulnerable people with cardiovascular diseases are. NOW is the time to take action.” – Rogier Veltrop, Maastricht University researcher at the Department of Biochemistry of the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM)
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16-03-2020 | 15:38
Do you remember the fundraising campaign ‘For Each Other’ of the University Fund Limburg/SWOL? We are very happy to announce that this campaign has raised no less than €18.000 for sick children, women with chronic pain, grants for disadvantaged students and plastic recycling machines!
Maastricht University and the University Fund Limburg/SWOL would like to thank all (alumni) donors for their generous contributions. Visit www.umcrowd.nl and the social media channels of the fund (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) to stay up to date about the developments surrounding the campaign projects.