Research Director Appeal

Help the Marfan Trust launch its appeal for £300,000 with a bang this #MarfanAwarenessMonth. We need additional donations to be sure of maintaining the Sonalee Lab and keeping our Research Director, Dr. José Aragon Martin, in post for the next three years so that the Marfan Trust can continue its ground breaking research. Without this additional funding, the Trust’s research risks grinding to a halt. Please help us retain this important post by donating to us now via BACs, cheque or Just Giving reference: Your Name RD e.g. J Smith RD

The Marfan Trust is the only UK Marfan charity that funds its own laboratory undertaking medical research so that more is known about Marfan syndrome and its management. The results of our internationally recognised research enable doctors and surgeons to provide better treatment for patients in the short and long term.

Key to the Trust’s research success is our Research Director, Dr. José Aragon Martin who has spearheaded cutting edge Marfan research in the Trust’s laboratory for the last 10 years. With no regular organisational or governmental funding and no reserves, the Trust is dependent on donor funding to continue its important work and now needs to raise £300,000 to ensure that Dr. Aragon Martin can stay in his post. We need your help to meet this goal, please therefore give all you can. We've achieved so much already but have so much more that needs to be done. See our achievements up to now:

Under the Research Director’s leadership, the Trust has achieved the following medical breakthroughs:

Dr. Aragon Martin is currently working on research to:

With the help of the Research Director and other staff and volunteers, the Marfan Trust also:

Anything you could give would be hugely appreciated and would make a big difference.

Thank you so much.
The Marfan Trust

Research Director Appeal
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