Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is increasing in incidence in the UK and internationally. At the moment, surgical open lung biopsy is the standard for diagnosing some types of PF but surgery entails considerable morbidity and even mortality and is incredibly invasive and painful for patients. UCL Hospitals Charitable Foundation has just funded a Cryoscope for the Sarcoid Department which enables patients to under go safer biopsies. This new piece of equipment allows better, larger samples of tissue to be removed and used for research, helping patients both now and in the future.
UCL Hospitals Charitable Foundation has supported the Sarcoid Department at UCLH since 2001. We have previously part funded a PhD student over a 15 month period at the Rayne Institute looking at COX2 genotypes in Sarcoidosis and paid £7,045 towards the purchase of a NanoDrop ND8000 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer.
Any help that you can offer us to help support the work of the Sarcoid Department would be very much appreciated. If you would like to make a donation please click here or call Shirley Featherstone on 0203 447 9558.
Thank you for your support.