Funds Flood Campaign to Bring Rare Disease Centre to Birmingham

August 16, 2014

Birmingham’s Rare Disease Centre Appeal is racing toward its target of £1 million – thanks to YOU.

Since the Birmingham Mail and sister newspaper Sunday Mercury launched a campaign to help fund the pioneering project, a total of £339,943 has been raised, and medics have praised the generosity of our readers.

The appeal, launched by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) Charity in partnership with our newspapers, is to develop a centre of excellence for the treatment and research of rare genetic diseases.

The Rare Disease Centre will be based within a new Institute of Translational Medicine at the QE, dedicated to developing and implementing ground-breaking treatments, technologies and techniques.

The aim is to accelerate the delivery of personalised healthcare for patients, and is the most user-friendly way possible. The Mail and Mercury campaign will focus on making the new unit family-friendly and stress-free.


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