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TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED TO DATE BY THE HULL AND EAST RIDING BRANCH

£103,278.30!!!

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Newsletter Winter 2020

 

Despite the ongoing difficulties faced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the construction work on the laboratory at Wroclaw Medical University was able to continue. We are delighted to announce that this large-scale capital project is nearly complete. The required ventilation unit has been installed on the roof and in a matter of days the final unit will be placed in the lab.

Once complete, all equipment will be validated and approval sought from the Polish Ministry of Health and Good Medical Practice. When restrictions are lifted the second patient will return to Poland in preparation for a 2021 procedure.

The first patient, Darek Fidyka, continues to progress through his rehabilitation programme. Dr Pawel Tabakow noted visible improvement in spine stability and muscle coordination.

While the Covid-19 pandemic has presented many challenges, the whole Walk Again team remain committed to driving forward the project in the pursuit of developing a cure for paralysis from SCI.

 

 

 

 

The 1st November marked the commencement of the next exciting phase of the OEC project at UCL. After many months of government restrictions inhibiting their return, the team led by Professor Ying Li, is keen to make up for lost ground. The project, funded by nsif and one other UK charity over a two-year period, will focus on olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) and the optimum conditions to increase the yield, improve cell survival and transplantation methods. The study has been adopted by the Government’s National Institute for Health Research and has received interest from across the scientific community. The cell technologies developed at UCL will continue to feed into the body of knowledge utilised by the Walk Again Project. Their work will also lay the vital foundations for a robust future UK clinical trial. More to follow on this over the months ahead...

We are honoured to continue our funding relationship with the team at UCL and their pioneering work into a cure for paralysis from spinal cord injury.

 

 

 

 

We would like to say a BIG thank you to all those that walked, ran, cycled, drove and climbed stairs in aid of nsif this year. Your continued support during lockdown and beyond has helped raise thousands of pounds towards changing the future of spinal cord injury ?