From the heart: support Rogier’s lifechanging work!

from € 10.000 (0%)

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 cell
Rogier 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
  • enables faster recovery (both physical and mental) 

Naturally, Rogier wants to know more
Can 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 €10,000. 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 

Working together for a lifechanging treatment for cardiovascular diseases!

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